Tutorial Video: How Custom White Balance Makes Editing Much Better Than Auto

If you're a photographer who shoots in auto white balance, stop. Can you fix it in post? Yes. Will it really, truly help you? No, not really. I've been very much of the opinion and idea that photographers should go into shooting with a creative vision of some sort to help them create images that are more unique to them, and a customized white balance is only the start of this--and it's bound to help you create images that someone else shooting the exact same thing most likely won't get.

How to Get Film-like Warm Skin Tones With Daylight White Balance

One of the reasons why I use specific white balances like Daylight when shooting photos is because it tends to take the guesswork out of editing and colors. Daylight white balance is balanced to be fairly warm and to counteract the already very cool light that daylight is.

The Truth About How White Balance And Your Camera Actually Work

There is absolutely no reason why you shouldn't care about white balance in the same way that you care about manual control over the exposure of the image. The way that color is rendered in a photo can completely change the way that it appears and in order to get the absolute best color, you should use manual control over your white balance in the same way that you manually control the ISO, aperture and shutter speeds.

The Beginner’s Guide to Using Gels as a Strobist Photographer

Gels are bound to scare away most portrait photographers and strobists simply because they don't understand how to really use them. But one of the coolest things that you can do as a photographer is learn how to use gels to tell a different story in your portraits and overall in your photography.

Opinion: Canon Gets Skin Tones Right Where Sony and Fujifilm Still Fail

I'm going to share with you a little bit of insight that the cinema industry has known for years but that the photo industry still sort of rejects in favor of innovation: and that's that Canon has been getting skin tones perfectly, absolutely right for years and that they still do.

How Daylight White Balance Can Make You a Better Photographer

For the past year or so, I've been doing a special experiment with the way that I shoot photos: I've been working almost exclusively with Daylight White Balance. Crazy, right? Especially when these days the auto white balance setting seems to do such a great job.

Black Body Radiation And White Balance: Space Physics in Your Camera

When is the last time you really thought about what is going on inside of your digital camera when you are taking a picture? I'm not talking about the exposure or direct photographic processes but beyond that, into the physics and other scientific processes? If you are like me, that answer is probably never, if ever.

Digital to Analog: Daylight White Balance in Various Lighting Scenarios

As more and more photographers start going from digital to analog, we wanted to teach everyone about a big part of how you not only see light, but also color. Note that most film is balanced to daylight, so if you go about shooting with it in various situations, you'll probably like the results or you won't.

How to Make Your Images Look Sharp and Three Dimensional In Camera

One of the best things that you can do as a portrait photographer is find a way to really make your subject look like they're popping off of the screen at your viewer (technically speaking of course!) With modern lenses it's very simple to do, but even if you don't have those or the latest and greatest software it's still also quite possible if you just take a few careful steps.


How to Shoot Golden Hour Portraits That Require Less Editing

Spring is here; it's a time for golden hour portraits and photographers to get excited about chasing the light in the creation of the killer photo. Many photographers love shooting during the Golden Hour especially due to its ability to deliver soft, golden light and to make a person's skin tones look fantastic.