White balance settings are something new to the digital photography era, but color temperature is not. Today we’re going to explore a few things about white balance, color temperature and how to adjust the settings to your advantage. Including:
- using the camera’s presets
- when to use Auto White Balance
- how to use the mysterious K setting
- how to adjust White Balance for maximum creativity and image control
Great photography is a balance of technical and artistic!
You need to develop both parts of that equation. The best in their field produce storytelling photography that is both technically sound, and interesting enough to draw the viewer in to their images. In this article we’ll explore a few ways you can start to add an artistic and storytelling element to your images so you can get more “wow” comments.
Start thinking about “why” and some other thought provoking questions to ask yourself while you are photographing. Finally an action plan for you to get out there and give it a try and share your results.
If you’ve ever wanted people to say “wow” when they see your images, you’ll want to read this article!
Step by step article on how to adjust your camera settings to balance and control both the natural light and flash exposure. Includes sample photos, a lighting diagram, before and after and a special bonus FREE PDF download FLASH CHEAT SHEET to help you understand settings for flash photography.
Video tutorial and tips for using Adobe Lightroom develop presets including: importing presets, applying them, creating new presets, and exporting them for sharing. Before and after photo examples, list of resources, and a special bonus.
Article by guest author Ron Clifford on taking the mystery out of using off camera flash and show you that with a simply one light set up you can achieve dramatic results without buying a lot of expensive equipment. I’ll interject and give you a few other alternatives if you want to try this at home, [...]
To create great silhouette photographs there’s a few things you’ll need to know. In this 40 minute silhouette photography tutorial, Erika Thornes shares the 3 keys – angle of view, separation and exposure. Learn some of her other tips and tricks, and a even a few post processing techniques using Lightroom. This interview has great take away information so you can go do your own silhouettes right away!