Chris Marquardt and the Color White

Episode 1836 (1:27:42)

Chris Marquardt

After looking at the color black last weekend, Chris joins us again to look at the opposite: the color WHITE. Here's a sampling of images:

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Even though it can be bright or blown out, there's a lot of detail in the color white. Especially if the background is the opposite in contrast. But you may need to adjust the white balance or contrast to keep it from blowing out if white is dominant in the image, like a snow scene. It can cause the camera to stop down and make the image look dull and gray. So you want to make it brighter to get the white to look nicer. Adjusting the white balance can be done with a sheet of copy paper. White balance can shift towards blue for a cooler light color, or towards red for a warmer color. So you can use that to play with the feel of the image and invoke a mood. 

Our current assignment is still 'happy' - we'll review it in a couple of weeks. Take a photo of, about or otherwise concerning the concept of "HAPPY" and then post it to the Tech Guy Group on Flickr. Make sure to tag it with the word "tghappy" as well! And if Chris likes it, it could end up on next month's photo contest review segment!

And don't forget to check out Chris' new one on one photography workshop Photo Sensei.