White Balance Tools

I recently wrote an article providing some explanation and coaching in making successful white balance settings for better images. In this article, I want to share with you recommendations and experiences that have led me to have three specific tools in the bag and why I choose them more often over the remaining pantheon of superb options.

What is White Balance?

I really love watching videos or reading articles where the author makes the topic of white balance sound like something requiring decades of wizarding school and a willingness for blood sacrifices. The concept of white balance is very simple so I’m going to try and clear this up for everyone as quickly as possible.

When we start making photos we really like, we often want to share our work with friends and family. Many of this have been doing this through social networks. For the most part, users never read the terms of service put in plain sight by these services. My own experience is that the terms are very clear about what you surrender, what rights you retain and how your work can be used. If you’re going to play in social media, the responsibility for knowing the waters you’ve jumped into is yours and no one else’s.

Take close-up photos at a zoo

Very often, I hear that folks do less photography in the wintertime because they don’t do winter sports, or just don’t like the cold. This is a perfect time of year to embrace close-up photography. It can of course be done outdoors, but for people getting started, indoors is often more forgiving and easier. Let’s look at what goes into getting started with close-up and macro photography.

Backing up your digital assets is easy to do

There’s a rule in information technology that data that hasn’t been stored in three places is not backed up at all. Do you backup your photos and videos? Have you considered keeping a copy off-site? Don’t risk losing those once in a lifetime memories! Let’s talk about backup.