If you don’t give me photography post ideas, I’m just going to make them up and hope you like them – this is a hint to leave a comment with post ideas on what you want me to chat about.
There are so many ways to get the right kind of white balance, and for the most part Auto White Balance (AWB) has been fine for me. I tend to adjust my color temperature in Lightroom to get it right.
I had stopped in the offices of PHOENIX magazine to say hello to my friends, check in on my photo assignments (really to see the layout) and chatted about Kelvin temperature balance. This came up from a shot I took that I wasn’t crazy about but did manage to make it work, then showed some examples of other assignments that had been done using Kelvin – due to crazy light scenarios.
I just wanted to show you the difference. AWB is on the left, and Kelvin on the right – now this is SOOC, straight out of camera. I think you will always have to adjust just a wee bit in post but at least you can not have a freak out moment in case the lighting is really off.
I felt like I should challenge myself to use the Kelvin scale this month with my photos!
To me it’s just a trial and error depending on how the lighting situation but on the 5D Mark III it’s very easy to adjust so I’m going to keep at it this month to practice using it so I can use it if there’s an emergency lighting situation.