Monthly Archives: June 2013

ASSIGNMENT TWO: DIGITAL IMAGE QUALITIES

Assignment two: Digital Image Qualities is now complete and has been posted under the DPP Assignments tabs.  A couple of days to catch my breath, then it will be time to knuckle down to something new. Advertisements

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EXERCISE: Colour Cast and White Balance Pt.2

For the second part of the exercise, find and shoot a mixed-lighting source scene. One of the most predictably mixed is an indoor/outdoor scene at dusk, in which the interior is lit by incandescent lighting (orange(ish)) while the exterior, especially … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: Colour Cast and White Balance

First study your camera’s manual to familiarise yourself with the exact procedure for altering the White Balance.  Then find the following outdoor lighting situations, each of which has a different colour temperature.          * Sunlight            *Cloudy               *Open shade on a … Continue reading

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PROJECT: WHITE BALANCE AND OVERALL COLOUR

So, why is the White Balance setting on our camera so important? Freeman (2008, p.20) comments that ‘White Balance is digital photography’s answer to the different, sometimes unpredictable colours of light.  It is a wonderfully convenient solution to getting the … Continue reading

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EXERCISE: A Scenes Dynamic Range

With some idea of what range of brightness your camera can cope with, measure the dynamic range of a variety of scenes. Take five differently lit scenes, and within each, find and measure the brightest and darkest areas.  You di … Continue reading

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