I probably should title this post “Learning the Hard Way” because I learned something new about my camera this week, and it has improved my image quality and lessened the amount of post-processing I have to do. Happily, I am much better pleased with my images. Unhappily, this is something I could have done a long time ago. Because I have been dissatisfied with the quality of my images straight out of the camera, I decided it was time to experiment with the My Menu setting on my Nikon D90. One of the settings I changed was the white balance. I have been playing around with setting the temperature value (if that is the correct way to put it) rather than just using the setting for shadow or shade or daylight. I have a lot to learn about this, but this week I have discovered that it works much better to choose my own color temperature, e.g. 5880K or whatever seems to work well with the scene I am shooting. The very first time I tried it, I noticed a difference in my images. There were a lot more keepers (by my standards at least, and I honestly try to set my standards fairly high). That was the Eureka moment. Here are a few of the photos from my recent photo walks. All of them were taken in our neighborhood park over the past three days.
That’s it for today. Thanks for indulging me in my “aha” moment. I’ve been having so much fun and just wanted to share the results.
Carolyn aka Skip