Infinite White Balance Choices
There is a large body of water south of the great Salt Lake driving east into Utah from Nevada on I-80. It appears to be perfectly still. An old fence dots the water's edge, as a dirty haze hangs in the air. I was driving home from Wendover, with friends Josh and Andy. We decided to stop, and take a few photos.
So many sky tones made this a perfect opportunity to illustrate changing temperature and tints, using Adobe Lightroom.
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Colors have been shown to invoke emotion, with that in mind notice how you feel as you browse this slideshow, there are four interpretations of three different images taken at the same place. I had no polarizer, no filters, only a Canon 5D mark II and a 50mm 1.2L Series lens.
Step 1: Camera Setup
RAW vs. JPG
I always use RAW images, they are larger files and take longer to process and more hard drive space but shooting raw allows the recording of much more information it allows you to make much more dramatic shifts in tones, exposures and white balance with less quality loss than JPG allows.
I generally leave the setting to AWB (auto white balance), since I shoot in RAW the white balance can be set in post-processing without losing any image quality.
Shoot & ImportI generally leave the setting to AWB (auto white balance), since I shoot in RAW the white balance can be set in post-processing without losing any image quality.
Step 2: Starting with Neutral White Balance
Step 5: Surreal Landscape
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Photographer Jake Garn