Creative White Balance
White balance is normally used to counter act colour casts in the light you're shooting in - but you can be creative with it too. (If you don't know what I'm talking about - see the Setting White Balance film first).
One damp evening Tom Mackie and I went out to Blea Tarn in the Lake District to have a play with creative white balance.
By selecting different WB settings you can change the colours of your finished Jpeg. These three shots were taken moments apart but each has a feel all of it's own.
The 7 Building Blocks of Photography has massively improved my photography overall. It has made me think about how I want an image to look, rather than just going out looking for an image, then get home and be disappointed. My approach now is to visualise, construct it block by block then make it happen. My 'hit rate' has soared.
- Neil Hanson -