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The Art of (White) Balance

How to get your truest colors

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Tamara Lackey, September 18, 2013

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White balance is about color, and getting it right. While Average White Balance will work for many situations, you'll get better pictures if you understand how WB works and how you can take control. 

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TAGS: portrait,  color,  color management,  family,  white balance,  color temperature,  custom white balance,  Lifestyle photography,  Tamara Lackey,  Nikon D800,  portrait photography 

Optical Filters You Still Need for Professional Digital Photographs

Yes, filters are still relevant. Here's why. Updated for Fall 2013.

ArticleLenses and Filters Gear Guides & Reviews - by Jason Schneider, August 8, 2013

Perhaps the single greatest thing about optical filters—those transparent, usually round, usually glass light modifiers that screw onto your lens—is that they allow you to add creative effects easily at the moment of exposure.

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TAGS: photography,  filter,  color,  soft focus,  polarizing,  optical 

Control Black and Shadow in Your Photographs Using Adobe Lightroom

Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace—AdoramaTV

ArticleAdoramaTV - Exploring Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, July 2, 2013

In photography, there are no true "blacks" or "whites." Watch as Mark Wallace shows how to bring out detail and punch up the blacks and shadows in your photos.

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TAGS: color,  adobe photoshop,  x-rite,  black,  PocketWizard,  Lightroom,  Profoto,  Matthews,  ColorChecker,  portrait photography,  Lightroom 5 

"It Looks Like Trash!" Use Macro and Find The Fine Art Photos Everyday Scenes

Exploring Photography with Mark Wallace—AdoramaTV

ArticleAdoramaTV - Exploring Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, March 19, 2013

Can you find photographic ambrosia in a nondescript alley or refuse? Mark Wallace turns trash into photographic art! The secret? Visual Pushups!

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TAGS: macro,  macro photography,  composition,  color,  inspiration,  Fujifilm X-Pro1 

Master White Balance for Accurate Color When Shooting Videos

DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington: Adorama Photography TV

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Richard Harrington, October 26, 2012

AdoramaTV presents DSLR | Video Tips with Richard Harrington. In this episode, Rich shares techniques on how to manually calibrate your DSLR camera for proper white balance. Then, follow along as he gives you a quick look at how to use a 3-way color corrector tool to white balance in post-production.

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TAGS: adorama,  color,  digital SLR,  color management,  white balance,  color temperature,  white,  Adorama TV,  Adobe Photoshop CS6 

Dramatic Daylight Off-Camera Flash Technique

Take & Make Great Photography—AdoramaTV

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Gavin Hoey, July 12, 2012

Adorama Photography TV Presents Take & Make Great Photography with Gavin Hoey. Join Gavin as he demonstrates how to shoot an outside portrait using an off-camera flash, then perfects it in post-production.

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TAGS: photography,  camera,  photoshop,  flash,  color,  photoshop elements,  photographs,  photography tips,  photo technique,  photography tip,  cameras,  fill flash,  photo tips,  photoshop techniques,  1D Mark III,  Canon EOS 5D Mark III,  Photoshop CS6 

Formatt Hitech Multistop and Warm2Cool Filters—Adorama TV

Product Review

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, March 29, 2012

Adorama Photography TV presents the unique Formatt Hitech Multistop ND and Warm2Cool filters.

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TAGS: photography,  digital,  digital camera,  filter,  color,  color filter,  products,  Product Review,  gel,  Product Spotlight 

Can You Get It Right In Camera? NO!—AdoramaTV

Digital Photography 1 on 1

ArticleAdoramaTV - Digital Photography 1 on 1 Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, March 26, 2012

Can you get a perfect photo in camera, or do you always need to fix it in post-production? Mark Wallace takes a controversial stand.

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TAGS: photography,  camera,  color,  calibration,  photographer,  color management,  photography tips,  white balance,  post-process,  editing,  color accent,  photo quality,  coloration,  white,  Lightroom 

Hands On: Color and the Nikon D4

Joe McNally pushes the Nikon flagship DSLR to the edge

ArticleDigital SLRs Gear Guides & Reviews - by Joe McNally, February 14, 2012

Special guest author Joe McNally shows how the new Nikon D4 handled a real color challenge—and how he lit and photographed a colorful couple of characters.

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TAGS: DSLR,  professional,  color,  digital SLR,  Joe McNally,  Nikon D4 

Using Flash for Contrast—AdoramaTV

You Keep Shooting

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Bryan Peterson, January 30, 2012

AdoramaTV Presents You Keep Shooting with Bryan Peterson.

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TAGS: photography,  camera,  flash,  color,  off-camera light,  photography tips,  photography tip,  picture-taking tips,  flash modifier,  contrast 

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