White Balance Read and Write

White Balance is an aspect of photography that many digital camera owners don’t understand or use. You might have noticed when examining shots after taking them that at times images can come out with an orange, blue, yellow etc look to them. The reason for this is that images different sources of light have a different color temperature to them. The range in different temperatures ranges from the very cool light of blue sky through to the very warm light of a candle. We don’t generally notice this difference in temperature because our eyes adjust automatically for it. So unless the temperature of the light is very extreme a white sheet of paper will generally look white to us. However a digital camera doesn’t have the smarts to make these adjustments automatically and sometimes will need us to tell it how to treat different light. In most cases you can get a pretty accurate result using preset white balance modes.

Portrait Photography Tips

  1. watch and learn how light behaves and moves
  2. A curtain can be a great way to diffuse natural light
  3. When using a reflector avoid lighting the model from below
  4. Keep an eye on how the atmosphere of a shot changes with light
  5. Arrive at the location in advance and take your photos at sunset, sunrise, and blue hour
  6. Keep it simple and use light that is already available
  7. Shooting RAW is good to fix anything later in post production if needed
  8. Light is the most strongest in the middle of the day
  9. Daylight makes contrast and shadows more pronounced
  10. Nice handmade lamps can create a magnificent effect when combined with natural light


3200 ISO, f 4.5, 80mm, 1/100 sec

3200 ISO, f/4.5, 80mm, 1/250 sec

3200 ISO, f/4.5, 80mm, 1/250 sec

3200 ISO, f/5, 80mm, 1/80 sec

3200 ISO, f/4.5, 80mm, 1/200 sec

Words that describe this picture is: Breath taking, wicked, menacing, boogeyman, lighting, great, clean, cool, suit, beard, hair, pencil, stare, bold, fear, cold, masculine, death, danger, Revenge.

Digital Collage

This digital collage shows all of my favorite things in here. Every picture in this collage has a purpose as to why its there. They all have a meaning and a story of their own.

I love to play video games and one of the best video games I ever played was God of War. I had a great time playing this game and it was worth the hours I’ve spent on it. That game is a 10 out of 10 for me. Other great games that I’ve played are Minecraft, GTA V, Ghost of Tsushima and Final Fantasy 7. All of those games mean a lot too me and have helped me get through rough times. Those games have given me and my friends and family great memories that I’ll never forget nor regret.

I love wearing chucks. I’ve always worn them since I was a kid and I still wear them. I love the rocky movies. I was born and introduced to those movies as a kid and I enjoy a good Sylvester Stallone movie. I also love to watch regular show. One of the best shows I’ve watched when I was kid and even to this day I watch it. My top three favorite superheroes are Batman, Spiderman, and the Wolverine. I like listening to KISS. Rock and especially 80s rock is one of my favorite genres of music I like to listen to. I like lift weights. It is a hobby of mine that I developed and do not regret. Overall these are most of the things that I love.

Framing Composition

Aperture mode, 3200 ISO, f/5, Focal length 30

Aperture mode, 3200 ISO, Focal length 55, f/5.6

  1. The camera metering mode I used was Aperture because of how sensitive the camera would be towards light
  2. I believe I have strong composition because my camera really focuses on the subject it was shot towards too.
  3. I believe I edited my shots good. I didn’t think it was necessary to go all out with editing these photos because that would distract my photo from its original purpose.
  4. I would probably try to get a better angle and a better frame maybe.
  5. I would say that my photos belong on the blog home page. I don’t believe that my work should be considered the best but its not bad.

Action and Motion Photography Explained

Slowing down your shutter speed can help with capturing your motion blur. Letting your cameras shutter open for a long period of time helps. Having a fast shutter speed is not going to capture much movement. Determining your shutter speed can also depend on the speed of your subject. The slower your subject, the slower the shutter speed needs to be to create a blur.

When considering shutter is how much light exists in a scene. The longer the shutter speed the more light that gets into your camera. The more light that gets into your camera the more risks you get of blowing out or overexposing your image. Two ways of getting motion in your in your images could be by having your object move or having your camera move. Using a small aperture and narrowing it can help with less light hitting the camera sensor.

File Formats

Raw-Raw gives you the highest quality of an image captured.

JPEG-Many JPEG images can be stored in a memory card because of the small file size.

TIFF-TIFF gives you the ability to manipulate photos extensively in editing software.

DNG-DNG gives you the ability to use image processing software such as Lightroom and photoshop.

PNG-The lossless compression makes for good image quality, which isn’t compromised when editing.

GIF-GIF files are ideal for use on the web because of the small file size.

PSD-PSD gives you the ability to manipulate an image extensively on separate layers.

BMP-BMP can be used for printing, as the images are high quality.