Digital to Analog: Daylight White Balance in Various Lighting Scenarios

As more and more photographers start going from digital to analog, we wanted to teach everyone about a big part of how you not only see light, but also color. Note that most film is balanced to daylight, so if you go about shooting with it in various situations, you’ll either like the results or you won’t.

So with that said, we’ve compiled a number of images from our archives showing you how colors in a scene render when using daylight white balance. This post encompasses mostly digital photos, and you should know when you go into a film lab to get your images developed, sometimes a technician will try to “fix the images”. But you should keep this in mind regardless to get your most desired results.

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The Simple First Step to Making Your Food Photography Look Better Every Time

This is one of the first steps that we’re going to teach in our Food Photography workshop later this month. It involves lighting your food in a different way and is just the first step involved with making your food photos look great. More importantly though, this is a piece of information that will help you make better lighting decisions every time.

But like everything else in photography: it isn’t always just technical info that makes a great photo.

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RL Handcrafts’ Quickdraw Flash Pouch is a Fancy Leather Flash Holder

When it comes to enjoying photography as a lifestyle, accessorizing and fashion have become an integral part and more manufacturers are coming up with stylish products to match photography gear. While most attention is given to cameras and lenses, there are not many storage accessories available for external flashes. We found this newly launched Quickdraw Flash Pouch by RL Handcrafts to be particularly beautiful in design, yet highly functional at the same time.

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Adorama Announces New ORLIT Flashes and Monolights

If there was one thing that you could say was true of the photography industry today, it would be that there are more options now in terms of quality, low budget lighting and accessories than most people know what to do with. Adorama is bringing another batch of products to the market with their newly announced ORLIT lighting products. Continue reading…

The Godox AD200 Witstro Monolight Gets Revealed

Godox recently revealed their AD200 Witstro monolight on Facebook, and the new monolight seems much different than most offerings out there already. For starters, it’s a giant block–and has a flash head that is rectangular in shape vs the more traditional circular area. The Godox AD200 Witstro has TTL and HSS capabilities for Canon, Nikon, and Sony cameras.

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Creating the Photograph: Danny Alexander’s “Pink Rose”

Creating the Photograph is an original series where photographers teach you about how they conceived an image, shot it, and edited it. The series has a heavy emphasis on teaching readers how to light. Want to be featured? Email chrisgampat[at]thephoblographer[dot]com.

Photographer Danny Alexander has tagged us in a number of his images on Instagram and we discovered him and his great strobist work this way. He’s a portrait photographer working in Louisville, KY. “I’ve slowly been turning my passion into a full time job and my work can be found in local and nationally published magazines,” says Danny. “Although I spend most of my time shooting editorial portraits, I do make time to work on creative personal projects. If I had to say I had a style in photography it would be that I take a strobist approach.” That’s perfect for our Creating the Photograph series.

In fact, Danny rarely works with just natural light. “I love the technical side of working with strobes to create interesting lighting in my portraits.” he states.

So that’s where the story of Pink Rose begins.

 

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Review: Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander and Receiver

When I was being briefed on the Sony FA-WRC1M Wireless Radio Commander for flashes before announcement, I couldn’t at all contain my glee. It meant a whole lot to me. It meant that Sony was going to take wireless flash control, strobists, and higher end photographers more seriously. They’re also only the second company to do so–following in the footsteps of Canon in a way. The flash commander also works as a camera remote. That part I didn’t totally understand but know that a whole lot of other units out there do the same thing. When I was working at B&H Photo, their Vello house brand did the same thing.

Overall, it seemed pretty positive. Seemed…

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