An Experiment with Live View and White Balance

Months ago I made the switch to using Kelvin when setting my white balance. I found it much more effective at determining the correct white balance for my photographs. Still, it wasn’t always 100%. But the other day, I was reading a photography article and one sentence…almost a throw-away line…jumped out at me. It spoke of using Live View to determine white balance.

Wait. What?? How do I do that exactly? About 30 seconds later, I’d figured it out: Go into Live View, click on White Balance button on controls, select Kelvin and adjust with scroller until live image looks the way you want it to look. Snap photo. Voila!

These were all taken using that method and no white balance adjustments were needed. Weehaw!

Froggy and Maya images processed with VSCO (Fuji-FP 100c)

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Nina – Pretty much straight out of camera, with minor tweaks. No white balance adjustment needed.

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Maya Update

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Maya is holding steady. It is a balancing act between her hyperthyroidism and kidney disease, but with the able guidance of Dr. Sara Hogle at Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital, Maya has not only gained weight (1.5 lbs!) but is doing well. We are continuing her thyroid meds as before and doing sub-q fluids twice a week. While it would be nice to get her thyroid number down a bit more, it has been cut in half from her original numbers and to try to bring it down any further by upping her meds could create more issues for her kidneys. So, for now, we continue as we have been. We are so very grateful to modern veterinary science for keeping our girl alive and well, given all her challenges.

Worth noting

I just hit the 1,000 followers mark.  I don’t think that means much though as many are marketers, etc.  Blog traffic is about what it’s always been, some photos you love, others receive a collective ‘meh’ response,  but to those of you sticking with me through feast and famine, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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I shoot photographers

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I met Bill at a Congressional fundraiser a couple of weeks ago.  We chatted each other up and I turned him on to back button focus. Then I shot him.