Ok, now on to Week 2 of Photo 101 by Nicole’s Classes! After last week’s emphasis on learning how to properly expose a photo using my camera’s manual mode, this week focused more on the little things you can do to create a better looking image. One incredibly simple (but easy to neglect) improvement is to set the white balance. I’m usually guilty of setting and forgetting (on Auto WB, natch), but selecting a white balance for a specific light did improve my pictures for this week.
First up, Auto WB:
Now here is the same picture taken with Incandescent WB (I think Canon may call this setting Tungsten WB):
Much more true to life. (And did I accidentally capture the Blue Hour? Win!) But I can’t say I’ve mastered white balance yet. Next on Pretty in Prose, failing to find the proper white balance setting.