Happy new Year

 

Macro about seashell

With this photo, we bid farewell to 2017, and welcome to 2018.

Happy New Year, and best wishes to all.

See you soon

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The Explore, the Flickr selection

Photography choose by Explore of FlickrFlickr is one of the most important social networks for photographers. You can show your photos, find inspirational, etc. Even ask information about cameras, lens, etc.

Every day, Flickr choose 500 photos and show in an exhibition called Explore, where are showed the best images uploaded in this day.

I recommended visiting this exhibition, because the quality of photos are high.

It’s not easy to be selected, there is some recommendations, but is so hard. Since I upload the first image, ten years ago, only Flickr choose 2 photos. One is the photo in this post, and the other is this.

Flickr don’t communicate you if you have the privilege to be a member of “this club”, but In this link, you have a tool call Scout. If you login with your Flickr account, you can see your photos that are in Explore.

Don’t discourage, enjoy taking pictures, upload photos and Flickr and who knows.

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White balance, what does it mean and how to use it

Light has colour. This colour is different if you are on shades or in a room with fluorescent bulb.

A digital camera needs to know “this colour”, and this colour has name Colour Temperature. The camera, to get the right colour, uses the white balance. White Balance (WB from now on) it’s a number, so simple. If this number is low, you get and image with a blue tone (cold), and if this number is high, your photo will be with a warm tone. It depends of the kind of light (if you are taking a sunset, of studio, etc), needs one WB value. The unit of WB are Kelvin (K).

For a reference, you can use this:

  • Candle light: 2000K
  • Houselights bulbs: 3500K
  • Fluorescent: 4000K
  • Daylight: 5500K
  • Overcast day: 6500K
  • Shade: 7500K
  • Dark shade: 9000K

Cameras has several WB predefined, or you can fix (to learn how to do it, read your camera’s manual ). Also you can use an automatic WB and the camera chooses “the best option”, but sometimes, if the scene has several different kinds of lights, it’s possible that the WB will be wrong.

For me, the best option is use automatic WB, and at the moment to process the photography in your computer, adjust it. Remember that if you use RAW files, you can modify WB.

If you are taking photos for a commercial purpose, is mandatory to choose the WB to get the real colour. But if you are taking artistic photography, I think that WB can be interesting tool for the atmosphere in your image.

See the next photography’s. Are the same picture, but with different WB.

When you choose the WB, you must think in the feeling that you want to transmit to your views. Imagine that you are in a seascape, several minutes before a big storm. A low WB, could transmit a feeling of cold, even sad. But in a sunset, with the sun goes down, a high WB can bring a warm image.

The WB, it’s an important part of the photography, it’s good to pay attention for this.

And this is all, if you have any question, feel free to contact me.

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Walking Alone

Photography about train tracks, lonelinessAfter a long time, I come back to the blog.

This photo was taken in January, on a winter day. Spend several weeks after I decided to process the image. Normally, I try to process the photo after take it, but in this case was different, without any reason.

With clouds in the sky, the light is very soft, there are no problems between lights and shades, and it’s a good moment to walk with your camera. And the atmosphere is amazing.

I think trains station have some special, it’s like return to past. I was concentrated on exposure and find a nice composition, and suddenly appear the man with the face covered. In photography, like in life, it’s important the spontaneity

I think that this photography has some part of mystery, and it’s nice.

Today it’s a short post, it’s a summer day, and it’s not easy to write.

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A street mirror

A reflex on a cristal from the street, The idea es look for different point of view on photographyLike photographers, we are looking different ideas, point of view, something that impact to the viewers.

Every day, people share a millions of images on internet, and it’s no easy look for the “new photography”.
Few weeks ago, I was walking on the Encants Vell from Barcelona. I nice play to visit and buy interesting things. The roof of this build is like a mirror, but it’s like a different piece of mirror joint and created a curios reflex of the ground.
I point my camera to the roof trying to fill the scene with the zoom. The day was sunny, the light was enough to capture without problems.
In the computer, only adjust white balance and contrast. Make easy.
I believe that the most important thing about photography is look in your environment to show something different.
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