Photography Tip #3 - White Balance (Color Temperature)

So here is a slightly technical tip which will help ALMOST ANYONE improve their photos. This does not only effect people who use expensive camera gear, but in fact, it is more important for those using cheaper cameras.

So here is a picture, can you tell what is wrong with it?

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Maybe you don’t see it yet. But what if I upload the corrected version of this picture.

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Now it makes sense. You’ll probably say, the color is wrong. But more precisely, it was a problem with white balance or color temperature. Most DSLR’s which can shoot ...

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Low Key Wushu Photoshoot

Wushu Concept Photoshoot #2 - Melvin Hseih (Low Key)

So here is the second part of the photoshoot, finally finished processing and uploading. We shot this on the top floor of the Gilman parking structure right as the sun was going down for two main reasons. #1, so that we wouldn’t get caught  playing with swords around too many people, and #2 so that we could get some high key shots with some ambient lighting and low key shots with a 3 point flash setup. The low key shots were definitely harder to take and edit, mostly due to balancing ...

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Photography Rant #1

Everyone learns to take good pictures by first taking bad ones. But we first have to understand that creating the image which puts absolution to the moment is somewhat of an arduous task. And in fact, most photos fail to come close to meet this somewhat abstract criterion for a Good Photo.

Although understanding this, most people will never admit to a bad photo. They come up with cleaver reasonings to vindicate a shot and thus first place a primal block on their chance of learning from their mistakes. Working with some of these people, I’ve heard some pretty ...

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