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Birmingham Photography Course photos – Cannon Hill Park
When we go to mac we are aways struck by the interesting range of subjects, even in horrible weather. We have a nice sized group of five, with a good range of cameras and interests. Squirrels are always fun, and we can also get close to some of the amazing old trees in the city park.
We are back at mac about once a month, and the customers there are always varied and interesting. The bandstand comes in handy for hiding from the rain, too! The big lesson the class learned today was the remarkable effect of changing white balance on the pictures. The green trees came out insipidly under-coloured in auto white balance. Shady worked well under the trees, but with today’s weather cloudy was the main white balance to use.
Our main recommendation was to use auto as the default, but be willing and able to change to one of the other modes if necessary. Even in England, there’s no point leaving it in cloudy white balance, because when you go inside the lighting immediately goes yellow (unless it’s cloudy inside!) There is a brilliantly written article about white balance on this in the Ask PMS section of the website.