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My garden and whitebalance experiments

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Camera NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D3200
Exposure Time 1/160
F-Stop 6.3
ISO 100

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Shooting Intimate Landscapes taught by Rob Sheppard

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary! See beauty on a small scale and find intimate landscapes anywhere with photographer Rob Sheppard.

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Theme Flowers
Gurli Gregersen on craftsy.com

What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? I have previous used auto with my Nikon D3200 and have now tried changing the whitebalance. What a difference.

Gurli Gregersen on craftsy.com

Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? I have changed from AWB to manual (sun or shadow). The last image is made with the zoom as explained in lesson 8. Composition is not as good as it could be but I have focused on learning how to switch from auto mode to manual. ...still learning...

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I think it's very interesting how the two are so different. I think the cooler colors seem more natural.

05/21/2014 Flag

Yes, and I was quite surprised that the difference seems larger here than the difference in Rob's photos. I had several looks at the leaves and strawberry flowers and the warmer image was the most real. For the rhododendron the darkest was closest to what I saw for real. I think it was made with WB shade. Unfortumately I can only see on my info that it was manual WB.

05/21/2014 Flag

I think it is great you are doing some experimenting. The only way you can tell what your camera will do in certain situations is to try it. You may find that shade WB is too strong a warmth for your camera in anything except shade that is open to a blue sky. That said, some people prefer the warmth of images. Kodak and Fuji actually did research during the film days that said that most consumers preferred some warmth to their images which is why their films typically had a warm bias (Paul Simon's song, Kodachrome, was not written because Kodachrome gave neutral colors). The thing to be careful of is using a white balance that makes your photos look too yellow rather than simply warmer.

06/04/2014 Flag