Posts Tagged ‘setting’

A Good Photograph Involves A Good Thought Process


Why?

All of these changes have a compositional outcome. If you are changing these things and not…


Don’t Have Your Camera Handy? You Can Practice Photography Anyway.

Next time you’re viewing a photograph try to imagine how the photographer made the picture. Do you think that they used a large aperture or a small aperture? How about a fast or slow shutter speed? What about the ISO? And the focal length lens? What do you think the the white balance setting was? […]


The “Priority” Exposure Modes

On your exposure mode dial there is an aperture priority mode and a shutter priority mode. In aperture priority mode, you pick the aperture (f-stop) and your camera picks the shutter speed. In shutter priority mode, you pick the shutter speed and your camera picks the aperture. The problem with these modes is that, in terms of […]


Real and Unprocessed

I like my photographs like I like my food, unprocessed and real. A photograph is always a “real” photograph but it can be a truthful or contrived photograph. Truth is easy, contrivance takes some work. Contrivance can happen pre-production with staging something, or it can happen post production in editing software. Contrivances that happen from pre-production involve setting up […]


Photography Classes At Night

I was recently asked if I teach  photography classes at night and I answered “yes, the classes that I teach in the evening start  at 6:30 pm and usually end at 9:30pm.” I misunderstood the question. The question was about whether I taught a class that specialized in creating photographs at night. Do you really […]


The Intentional Photograph

 The composition of your photograph should be filled with intent. If you, or your camera, are picking exposure settings in a haphazard manner, or based solely on the amount of light that you are working with, the composition of your photograph is lacking the visual depth that can only come with intent. Everything from the choice of your lens to the […]


Do You Want To Learn To Be a Better Photographer?


Use Your White Balance Creatively


Drawing Inspiration – Jill Enfield

Drawing Inspiration – Jill Enfield Drawing Inspiration is a series of posts dedicated to photographers who have inspired me. If possible, I’ve included a quote and a link to their work.


Use The White Balance Settings On Your Camera To Make Better Photographs

While using the auto white balance settings is fine for making an average picture, learning to use the various white balance settings on your camera allows you to use color on a more creative level.


How Are Hue Feeling?


Using Color Creatively


Losing Your (White) Balance


Do You Use Your Camera Meter Thoughtfully?

Our meter allows us evaluate what we’re photographing, while our chosen exposure based on our metering allows us to get the visual information that we want in our picture.


White Balance: White Shoud Be White. Right?


The Color Of Light


Sometimes Losing Your (White) Balance Can Be A Good Thing

If you’ve using the white balance setting on your camera in automatic mode, you’ve been missing out on the compositional possibilities of picking a specific white balance setting.


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