10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

10 ways to drive photography snobs mad

How to annoy photography snobs: 06 Colourcasts

Best white balance settings for night photography: fixing bad colour casts

An overly orange color cast

Most photo snobs are obsessed with correctness so colourcasts are anathema to them.

However, their argument breaks down somewhat when you start shooting sunsets.

If you set a ‘correct’ custom white balance to render subject neutral you’ll take out all the warmth and ambience, you may as well shoot at any time of day.

The best sunset results are often achieved by shooting with the Daylight white balance setting as it expects neutral light and will record the vivid, warm colours of the low sun.

The ‘wrong’ white balance can also work well in other situations.

For example, you may want to use the Shade setting when shooting in mist to enhance the sense of the sun burning through, or switch to the Tungsten setting to give a strong blue cast in fog and make the scene look colder and more wintery.

PAGE 1 – How to annoy a photography snob: 01 Blown-out highlights
PAGE 2 – How to annoy a photography snob: 02 Soft images
PAGE 3 – How to annoy a photography snob: 03 Visible noise
PAGE 4 – How to annoy a photography snob: 04 Shooting portraits from below eye-level
PAGE 5 – How to annoy a photography snob: 05 No eye contact
PAGE 6 – How to annoy a photography snob: 06 Colourcasts
PAGE 7 – How to annoy a photography snob: 07 Converging verticals
PAGE 8 – How to annoy a photography snob: 08 Tilting horizons
PAGE 9 – How to annoy a photography snob: 09 Imperfect joins
PAGE 10 – How to annoy a photography snob: 10 Great shots from compact cameras

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