Thursday, February 28, 2013

Theme Thursday: Happiness or Joy

50mm lens, ISO400, F1.8, Exp1/60th because that's the slowest speed for jittery hands.

I went looking for happiness today, but all I found was fine whine.  You get what you give, I suppose.

Hey, tomorrow is TGIM, or Thank God It's March!

One good thing about February,

ISO 400, F5, Exp1/250


 LAMBS!

The Chef took some of my people to the local 1800's farm to see "aminals!"

Of course, he had to custom white balance first.  I have a Canon Rebel EOS and to custom White Balance, FIRST you take a picture of something white.  Contrary to what I thought, you don't need to fill the frame with white, just the middle part.
Sunny 16: ISO400, F4, Exp1/4000

Before adjusting the white balance.  Pretty cool, huh?  Like the Hunger Games or something.  

Then he took this picture:



She's holding a receipt he found in his pocket.
First, he pressed that WB button and made sure the wierd dot above two wedges was selected for "Custom."
Then, he went to Menu, scrolled down to Custom White Balance and pressed Set.  The camera automatically selects the most recent picture (this one above) and asks to use the data.  Select yes.

The next pictures turned out a little differently.




So when I whipped out the camera this morning, I had to repeat those steps.


And when I chased Jill into the kitchen, I moved from tungsten light to flourescent light, and rather than switch the WB setting from custom to the parallel fluoroscent bulb-like lines, I customized the WB again.


I was hoping for a glimmer of joy, but my clementines must be sour or something.


This guy looks pretty joyful though.

I did auto correct him a little in PSE, otherwise you would see the perpetual gloom here.
Go see Cari and the others for actual joy, happiness, and rainbows.

9 comments:

  1. Ok, I could never remember that, your pictures are beautiful, but me and my small brain will be settling for slightly less than perfect.

    Fine whine!!! Ok, I will be using this from now on. But it does look good on her!

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    1. You just have to do it three times. That's what Frank the Kung Fu Photography Master says. He also recommends (you're not going to believe this) reading the manual. Seriously, custom white balance three times and then you will KNOW it. It's super easy and it makes a big difference. With the exception of the snowman, all of these photos are straight outta the camera.

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  2. Oh, the expressions on that little one's face! Getting your picture taken IS such a chore. :p

    Your pictures are fantastic, and your tutorials are an extra bonus. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. 1. Love the Hunger Games pic. Love. it.
    2. Love J's expression in the last one. I have scrolled back up to it three times while writing this sentence alone and keep giggling at it.
    3. WE HAVE THE SAME OUR LADY OF HOPE STATUE! Twins!

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  4. Whoa. White balance. My mind is blown. I need to try this! I just stop taking pictures once it's dark enough that we need the lights on, but maybe this will solve my problem!

    I think you've got definite happiness in the 7th picture. And I love that pregnant BVM statue!

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  5. LOVE your BVM statue! I think your BFF needs ones so I can place it in the room of the one who birthed him. ;)
    Enjoy the new Thursday addition and baby J!

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  6. I wish I knew half of what you were taking about. All I do know if I love the pics, especially fine whine (hahaha) hunger games, the lambs, the.... Forget it. I'm just going to name them all! Great job. :-)

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  7. I love every one of these photos! I'm not trying to cheat, I really can't pick. As usual, I love your lessons. I have a Sony so I'm not sure it works the same way, but I will give it a try.

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  8. I can picture it - every room at the ready with a nice white piece of paper attached to the wall for instant WB setting. Definitely needed here in the gloom of slush. (LOVE your Mary statue)

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Theme Thursday: Happiness or Joy

50mm lens, ISO400, F1.8, Exp1/60th because that's the slowest speed for jittery hands.

I went looking for happiness today, but all I found was fine whine.  You get what you give, I suppose.

Hey, tomorrow is TGIM, or Thank God It's March!

One good thing about February,

ISO 400, F5, Exp1/250


 LAMBS!

The Chef took some of my people to the local 1800's farm to see "aminals!"

Of course, he had to custom white balance first.  I have a Canon Rebel EOS and to custom White Balance, FIRST you take a picture of something white.  Contrary to what I thought, you don't need to fill the frame with white, just the middle part.
Sunny 16: ISO400, F4, Exp1/4000

Before adjusting the white balance.  Pretty cool, huh?  Like the Hunger Games or something.  

Then he took this picture:



She's holding a receipt he found in his pocket.
First, he pressed that WB button and made sure the wierd dot above two wedges was selected for "Custom."
Then, he went to Menu, scrolled down to Custom White Balance and pressed Set.  The camera automatically selects the most recent picture (this one above) and asks to use the data.  Select yes.

The next pictures turned out a little differently.




So when I whipped out the camera this morning, I had to repeat those steps.


And when I chased Jill into the kitchen, I moved from tungsten light to flourescent light, and rather than switch the WB setting from custom to the parallel fluoroscent bulb-like lines, I customized the WB again.


I was hoping for a glimmer of joy, but my clementines must be sour or something.


This guy looks pretty joyful though.

I did auto correct him a little in PSE, otherwise you would see the perpetual gloom here.
Go see Cari and the others for actual joy, happiness, and rainbows.

9 comments:

  1. Ok, I could never remember that, your pictures are beautiful, but me and my small brain will be settling for slightly less than perfect.

    Fine whine!!! Ok, I will be using this from now on. But it does look good on her!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You just have to do it three times. That's what Frank the Kung Fu Photography Master says. He also recommends (you're not going to believe this) reading the manual. Seriously, custom white balance three times and then you will KNOW it. It's super easy and it makes a big difference. With the exception of the snowman, all of these photos are straight outta the camera.

      Delete
  2. Oh, the expressions on that little one's face! Getting your picture taken IS such a chore. :p

    Your pictures are fantastic, and your tutorials are an extra bonus. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. 1. Love the Hunger Games pic. Love. it.
    2. Love J's expression in the last one. I have scrolled back up to it three times while writing this sentence alone and keep giggling at it.
    3. WE HAVE THE SAME OUR LADY OF HOPE STATUE! Twins!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Whoa. White balance. My mind is blown. I need to try this! I just stop taking pictures once it's dark enough that we need the lights on, but maybe this will solve my problem!

    I think you've got definite happiness in the 7th picture. And I love that pregnant BVM statue!

    ReplyDelete
  5. LOVE your BVM statue! I think your BFF needs ones so I can place it in the room of the one who birthed him. ;)
    Enjoy the new Thursday addition and baby J!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I wish I knew half of what you were taking about. All I do know if I love the pics, especially fine whine (hahaha) hunger games, the lambs, the.... Forget it. I'm just going to name them all! Great job. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love every one of these photos! I'm not trying to cheat, I really can't pick. As usual, I love your lessons. I have a Sony so I'm not sure it works the same way, but I will give it a try.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I can picture it - every room at the ready with a nice white piece of paper attached to the wall for instant WB setting. Definitely needed here in the gloom of slush. (LOVE your Mary statue)

    ReplyDelete