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White Balance

Most of us use our white balance settings in the automatic (AWB) setting. The idea is that if white looks white, then everything else is “color correct”. Is “color correct” always what we want? What if our photograph wasn’t “color

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White Should Be White. Right?

The white balance settings on your camera represent the Kelvin temperatures of various illuminating light sources. The Kelvin temperature of a light source describes the color of an illuminating light source. The term color temperature and the term Kelvin temperature

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Feelin’ Blue? How About, Red, Green Or Any Other Color?

Color evokes emotion. Green with envy, feeling blue, seeing red, etc. You can use the white balance setting on your camera to manipulate how color appears in your pictures. When you use the white balance settings on your camera to

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The Color Of Light

We describe the color of  light in degrees Kelvin. Take a look at the white balance settings on your camera. Those white balance settings represent the Kelvin temperatures of  different light sources. The settings probably look like icons but those

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Using Color Creatively

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A Good Photograph Involves A Good Thought Process

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Why?

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

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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?

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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

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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

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