October 13

Intro to White Balance

White balance is a way of letting your camera know what type of light you are photographing under. We adjust white balance to get the colors in your image as accurate as possible. There are different ways to adjusting white balance so you will need to have your camera on manual in order to make changes. There are 7 basic white balance settings that you can find on your camera. First there is a auto mode which is where the camera makes the best on a shot. Next there is tungsten this mode is usually symbolized with a little bulb and is used for shooting indoors, this mode is also generally cools down the colors in the picture. Next we have fluorescent this compensates for the cool light and will warm up the pictures you take. Daylight/Sunny not all cameras have this setting because it sets thing as a fairly normal white balance. Then we have cloudy this camera setting generally warms up things a little more then the daylight setting. The flash of a camera can be quite cool light so you in phots you can see that it warms up your pictures a little bit. Finally we have shade which generally cooler or ‘blue’ then shooting in direct sunlight so this mode will also warm things up a little.

October 11


1/800 sec; f/25; ISO 3200; Aperture Priority; Lens 135mm
1/85 sec; f/11; ISO 3200; Manual; Lens 300mm
1/85 sec; f/13; ISO 3200; Manual; Lens 300mm
1/85 sec; f/11; ISO 3200; Manual; Lens 300mm
1/85 sec; f/11; ISO 3200; Manual; Lens 300mm
In this portrait that I found online it really stood out to me because of the editing of the picture not only that but I liked how some of the background is blurred and the subject who is surrounded by the plants around her.
October 4


In this collage I have a picture of my dogs. My dogs are the most important to me, they bring me joy when I am feeling down. I also added a picture of the band Queen. Queen is my favorite old band. There are also a couple of anime characters and symbols. I’m a huge anime fan and I watch a whole bunch more anime’s then just the characters that are there. I added tiktok because that app is very addicting and it keeps me entertained when I’m board and have nothing better to do.

Not only did I add those things but In the upper let corner I added pompoms because I do all-star cheer, Although we don’t really use pompoms. And a little below that I added the England flag because my mum is from there and I also still have some family out there. I actually went there over the summer break before school started. Oh, I also have the ITunes logo because I like to listen to music in my free time or to help me keep on task when doing homework. I added my two favorite stores which are Forever 21 and Pandora. There is also the Jamba Juice logo. I love that place it’s actually one o my go to stores for when I’m parched. I play some video games like Minecraft and Apex so I added those on there as well.

I also added the makeup stores that I shop at the most which is Sephora and Ulta. On the lower right hand corner I added a butterfly. Butterflies are one of my most favorite insects. I also added my favorite perfume and I added instagram as well. Oh and lastly I added the Iphone 11 because that’s the phone I have right now.

October 4


1/10 sec. ; f/5; 32mm; ISO 800; Manual
1/10 sec. ; f/5; 32mm; ISO 800; Manual

The camera mode is on manual because I wanted to be able to control the exposure, shutter speed, and aperture on the camera.

I think that I have somewhat strong composition.

I think that I edited my picture okay, I feel like I could of done better if there was more color in the picture.

I would change the mode of the camera and I would of maybe had a better picture to edit.

I really don’t think that my pictures deserve to be on the homepage. I think that I could of taken better pictures and edited them a different way. In my opinion no, it shouldn’t be the best work from other classes.

September 23

Motion Blur & Action Sharp

Shutter priority; 1/800sec. ; f/9; ISO 400; Lens: AF; 40mm
Shutter priority; 1/800sec. ; f/9; ISO 400; Lens: AF; 30mm
Shutter priority; 0.6 sec. ; f/29; ISO 400; Lens: AF; 37mm
Shutter priority; 1/12sec. ; f/10; ISO 400; Lens: AF; 55mm
This picture is motion blur. I think the mode is shutter priority, aperture f/6, shutter speed 0.6, ISO 200, focal length of lens 33mm.
This picture shows action sharp. My guess is that the mode is shutter priority, aperture f/9, shutter speed 1/600, focal length of lens 55mm.

September 16

File Formats

There are 8 most commonly used file formats.

JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group): JPEG files are compressed and thus result in a loss of detail or quality the benefit to using JPEG is if the file is small it means that more images can be stored on a single memory card but, there can be a loss of quality due to image compression.

TIFF (Tagged Image File Format): TUFF files are normally uncompressed so they can manipulate photo extensively in editing software on the down side, the file size is much bigger so more storage is needed.

RAW: When you want to get the highest quality files from your camera RAW is the best option to go to, but it is a bigger file size which requires more storage and it also needs longer post-processing time.

DNG (Digital Negative): DNG is offered as a main RAW file format, or as an alternative to the manufacturer’s native RAW format, DNG is the safer option long-term because it guards against inability to access files in the future.

PNG (Portable Network Graphics): Compressed in lossless format therefore retain all detail, the lossless compression makes for good image quality but, the quality is not good enough for printing of any size.

GIF (Graphics Interchange Format): GIFs are ideal for use on internet, the small file size makes GIF files more ideal for the use on the web but, The colors are limited which makes GIFs a poor choice for photos.

BMP (Bitmap Image File): BMP can be used for printing as the images are high quality but, the large file size means there is a lot of storage needed.

PSD (Photoshop Document): PSD has the ability to manipulate the image extensively on sperate layers, once image is ready it can be re-saved as any other file format but, the layered files can be incredibly large due to the additional data that is being stored.

September 9

Camera Modes

There are 11 camera modes which are Automatic mode, Portrait mode, Macro mode, Landscape mode, Sports mode, Night mode, Movie mode, Aperture Priority Mode (A or AV), Shutter Priority Mode (S or TV), Program Mode (P), and Manual. On most cameras these 11 modes can be found on a circular wheel near the on and off button.