45-175mm real world shot jpeg sooc

Started Oct 16, 2011 | Discussions thread
YouDidntDidYou
OP YouDidntDidYou Senior Member • Posts: 1,576
white balance

NO, the uneducated brain remembers it as white if you ask people to look closely/pay attention they then see colours accurately.

For instance a bright red object will not have a 50% grey shadow but a person might remember as such, if you ask the person to concentrate/look closely they will realise it's a mix of grey and red (assuming ambient light is set at daylight and the shadow is onto a white surface).

And yes that is how my eyes say it.

Michael Freeman has covered this in one of his books...

As a matter fact I often see wedding photographers change the colour of a venue's red walls (example) to an orange type because they are obsessed with getting the bride's skin a certain idealised colour (at the expense of all other colours) making the scene no longer accurate and losing it's ambiance as well as looking less photographic...

jim stirling wrote:

YouDidntDidYou wrote:

the skins were tinted orange/red because of the lighting, if you were there you would of seen with your own eyes, which I take account when composing and I believe is more faithful to the scene and its ambiance...

Alas the human eye tends to automatically adjust itself to various lighting conditions seeing white as white whether in the yellow/orange cast of tungsten lights or in the green cast of fluorescent. So while your camera may have recorded the colour cast accurately I doubt that your eyes or that of the guests would have seen it this way. This discrepancy between how human vision automatically adjusts to varying light is a very good reason why WB is so important.
Jim

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The purpose of bokeh shouldn't be subject isolation, but subject priority, discuss...

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