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In the last few years I have yearned for something more, something to push my creativity and challenge my mind. Through the 365 Project and Photography I have found a passion that has filled a hole in my heart. A sense of being and a meaning to my life. I hope my pictures live on forever even if only through my children and my blog.

Monday, March 1, 2010

#2 Color Accents

I took this bag out of my closet this morning to carry my gym clothes in and fell in love with it. I just had to make it work for this theme. I remembered that I had bought a lady bug pin for my daughter and thought that the red would be a nice touch. Unfortunatly I did have some difficulty with the glare off the pin.
0.6, f8.0, ISO 200, 37.0mm, Tri-pod, Cropped and Color adjusted in Photoshop.
1/5, f8.0, ISO 200, 42.0mm, Tri-pod, Color adjusted in Photoshop.

Can anyone help me. All my photos had to have the yellow removed in order to get the background and purse white. I am using Auto White Balance. For these photos I used 2 umbrella lights with a white board under the purse and behind it. The room I am shooting in is a beige color, but I didn't think it would cause so much yellow in my pictures. Any suggestions?


  1. Do you shoot Raw or JPEG? If you shoot Raw, you can adjust the white balance after the fact. Cameras aren't very good at automatically determining white balance. With my flash I manually set the white balance in camera to 5400°K (The flash' color temperature). Are your umbrella lights flashes or continuous lights? If you want perfect JPEG white balance, you might have to get yourself a white balance card (kind of like a grey card, but it's a neutral grey that your camera can adjust its white balance to). It'll make a huge difference!

  2. This is a really creative accent color! Love it!

  3. I stopped shooting Raw because when I first started I was taking a ton of photos and it took me too long to go through them all. As I have progressed I am taking fewer shots to get what I want, so I think I may switch back to RAW. I'm also thinking of setting up the same shot and taking a JPEG picture using the different white balance options and selecting which I think works the best in this situation.

  4. I love these! This has been one of my favorie color accent images. Way to go. You rocked it on this one.

    As for the white balance issue, not my strong suit. I have issues with it as well from time to time. My problem seems to be too much blue or too much orange/red. I haven't had the yellow issue. Let me know if you find some secret. I need to know too. lol