Friday, January 23, 2009

Check, one more thing down...

So on my 52 things list, I had learn CWB (Custom White Balance) this is the thing that you can set on your camera if your in daylight, shade, or fluorescent lighting, I think my fancy camera has like 7 or 8 settings, well one of them is setting a CWB. It was sooo simple, I don't know why I didn't do it before. Now my skin tones will look more natural and this will shorted my PP (post processing) wayyyy down! Think when you take a picture and you get yellow-y or orangy, or like I like to call it -oompa loompa skin. Well custom white balance is one thing you can do to fix it.
I'm probably a little too excited about this but o'well... its the little things in life I guess.
Ok here's an example. keep in mind these are SOOC (Straight off of camera) and since it is evening I couldn't take one of Caleb so I used the bowl of fruit. The bowl is very white IRL (in real life).
The first one is just done on AWB (auto white balance):
And this one was done with CWB, however, I don't have a real calibration target yet, so this was done with my homemade coffee filter target, pretty darn good though:
Those are same lighting conditions, same placement, same distance, same everything.

2 comments:

Lori (MrsB1021) said...

You should add a before and after picture using this technique. I'd like to see exactly what you mean :o)

Lori (MrsB1021) said...

That's pretty cool.