A few months ago, I blogged about how I was given some sweet Maui Jim sunglasses to take with me on my trip to Hawaii. I must say, these sunglasses have proven to be one of my favorite accessories, and honestly, I had never owned a pair of sunglasses so nice in all my life. They really make a difference!
While out and about in Waikiki, I wanted to portray to my followers what life actually looked like through the lenses of these shades, and then it hit me!
These lenses are polarizing, and oh… didn’t I often LOVE using that polarizing filter on my DSLR? YOU BETTER BELIEVE IT.
Obviously I am not a photographing guru of any kind. I told my friend Beth about my awesome discovery, using my sunglasses to act as a filter on my pocket camera, and she said this is a trick she has been using for ages — using the lens of an old broken pair of shades just for the right effect.
So, for the rest of you who might not be as photo savvy as Beth, I give you an awesome trick for creating a filter on the fly:
USE YOUR SUNNIES!
Create Instagram style photos on your normal camera. Or, block out some of that harsh mid-day sunshine. If your sunglasses make it so your eyes can see better, and see better color, then you bet they’d do the same for the eye of your camera.
Here are a couple of example photos I shot using the lenses of my Ginger Maui Jims. Just check out how they create a different vibe for the same photos:
What do you think guys and gals? Is this a little trick you think you might start using in your travel photography?