Tech Tuesday From DLWS New Hampshire

The weather and fall color here in New Hampshire is cooperating very nicely, giving us many great photo opportunities. Over the last day and a half I have been asked several times what white balance I was using and why I was using a polarizer so, I thought I’d share my thought process with you…

As usual, I begin each shoot with my white balance on Auto…

With the overcast skies, Auto recognized the cool cast and the image is very blue. So, I changed my white balance to Cloudy…

Changing the white balance definitely made a big difference but, the image still did not have the pop I knew was possible so, I pulled out my polarizer, threaded it to the front of my lens and rotated it until the glare from the wet rocks disappeared…

Now, that’s more like it. By taking the time to get it right in the camera I saved myself time in the digital darkroom. Moral of the story…take a little time to get the image right in the camera and save yourself hours of extra work in Photoshop so you can get back out and make more beautiful images.

Images created with Nikon D3X, AF-S 28-300mm VR on Lexar Digital Media