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Week #15 – Blue – Photo Challenge

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The color blue is interesting to me. As a primary color, it plays a huge role in photography. Blue can mean the obvious, which is color, but it also describes a mood. Blue cooler tones give off a different emotion than warmer orange colors. In this week’s challenge, use blue to direct your photography. You can use Blue as a color, or Blue as a concept. Have fun!! Upload your Week #15 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge Here are a few example photos of “blue” that I have captured. Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos. Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo. If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. …

White Balance Shift & Bracketing on Canon Rebel T6i

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Beyond setting your camera to one of the built-in white balance presets, white balance can be shifted to your liking across the temperature grid. And similar to Multiple Exposure and HDR Modes, the Canon T6i includes the ability to take multiple exposures with different white balance values. Let’s go over how to use White Balance Shift and White Balance Bracketing on your Canon T6i: White Balance Shift To exactly dial in the color of your shot for either extra creative control, environmental reasons, or when using a color shifted filter, white balance can be shifted along either or both axes of the color temperature spectrum. Navigate to the third tab in the settings menu and open the WB Shift/Bkt menu. Here you will see the temperature grid; up and down for green/magenta adjustment, and left and right for blue/amber adjustment. Use either the touchscreen arrows or directional buttons to adjust the specific white balance point. To make it easier to identify and return to a specific color setting, you’ll find two codes to the right that indicate shift, each containing a letter to indicate color direction and a number between 0 and 9 to indicate amount of shift. For example: A1 G1 indicates an adjustment one point towards amber, and one point towards green. White Balance Bracketing White Balance Bracketing is a shooting mode that will take three photos with different white balances; one using the set white balance, and two adjusted in either direction of the set white balance. The bracketed exposures can be adjusted …

How to Set White Balance on Canon Rebel T6i

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White balance is one of the most critical aspects of camera control, as it determines the color of whites in your image, and consequently can affect how neutral (or not) your image is. There are two ways to access the white balance settings on your Canon T6i: Click the Quick Settings button (next to the top right corner of the rear display with the letter Q inside a square) then select or tap on AWB. Or: Click the Up/WB button on the back of the camera. Both methods take you to the same menu, and you have a few white balance options to choose from. Auto White Balance is the default setting and will attempt to calculate the white balance from the frame automatically. For a majority of situations, this mode will work well (or at least close enough to not need too much post production tweaking). However, in extreme situations, auto white balance can fail to accurately measure the white balance of a given situation, and manual adjustment might produce more accurate results. The next five selections are presets for some of the most common lighting situations: Daylight (5200 K) Shade (7000 K) Cloudy (6000 K) Tungsten light (3200 K) White fluorescent light (4000 K) Flash is for use with compatible Speedlites, which will automatically set the white balance based on the connected flash units. If the Flash option is selected and there are no compatible flash units connected, white balance is fixed at 6000 K. Custom is a manually set white balance that makes it …