More Camera Fun.....White Balance
The last two days, Darcy has been talking about White Balance. I'll be honest when I say that I was a little confused as to what White Balance was and why it was important. I still don't know if I totally understand it, but I do know I'm learning!
Here's what I did today. I wanted to play with something indoors because to me that just seems the hardest to do, other than taking pictures at soccer games at dusk!
I chose this bowl of fall leaves that sits on my piano. I had a lamp on which stands on one side of the piano. I totally needed the tri-pod. Good thing I have one. I'd like to try it using my girls as
Lens: Nikkor 18-70mm
Shutter Speed 1.6
I put the Auto one beneath the pre-set because I wanted to see how they compared. The colors are definitely brighter on the Pre-set, but the Auto isn't too far off.
NOW! I didn't have one of the fancy schmancy contraptions to help with the white balance, but Darcy said to use a piece of gray paper or even a rock. I didn't have gray paper so I thought I'd try white (I think my manual suggested that). I had to refer to my manual because I was still confused after watching the video tutorial on You Tube. I was so excited when I got a "good" reading. The first time I got a "no good".
With Joy UNquenchable,