color

taking photographs in a hospital

I love taking photographs of a newborn baby in the hospital. I usually just take one camera, my 50mm 1.2 lens and my 100mm 2.8 macro lens. I also throw in my white balance target because hospital lighting is different. (You can get your own white balance target online here.) The light in a hospital…

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white balance

Have you heard the term white balance? What is white balance? Have you ever seen pictures that appear to be too blue (“cold”) or too orange (“warm”)? The white balance is likely off. Here’s an unofficial definition of white balance from my little definitions page… White balance: Sometimes an image can look too blue or…

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color and contrast in photography

More contrasting colors in your pictures (green shirt against red brick, pops a bit). It just makes it appealing to the eye. Love it. And he is not completely centered in the image but rather leaning toward the right third of the picture. Which again, would lend itself to the rule of thirds. Check that…

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