How 2 of My Camera Settings Changed My PHOTOGRAPHY STYLE!

 

 

HEY FRIENDS! Hope you all are HUSTLING these days! 

So, this past year I changed my camera settings. And man, did it make a quite a difference in my photography style guys! I’ve had a few questions about what my camera settings currently are so I wanted to share it with you guys! And share the fact that you guys can also use these same settings in your camera to make your images POP!

P.S. I use a Cannon 5D Mark iii body + 50mm 1.2 lens! Love both, by the way!

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SETTING #1 - KELVIN!

So I had NO idea what this setting was until the beginning of last year! You may be asking WHAT THE HECK IS KELVIN?! Well, according to SLRLounge.com, “Kelvin White Balance Setting is a white balance mode where the user sets the exact Kelvin temperature desired. It is a fully manual white balance setting. It is useful when the prevalent color of light is different from the pre-set white balance modes, such as Tungsten, Daylight, or Shade.”

This setting changed my life! As you may have noticed, I love warmth in all of my images. So I now use the Kelvin white balance setting to get the perfect warmth to my images even before post-production. This has made my editing process so much easier (& quicker too!). With the Kelvin setting, I also have the ability to manually change the white balance when lighting changes throughout a wedding day or a session. I bump that setting up right after sunset & usually during receptions too! If you get the chance to mess around with the Kelvin setting, definitely comment on this post so I can hear your story too!

 

SETTING #2 - PICTURE STYLE: STANDARD

A friend taught me about this one during a wedding! She had be switch my picture style settings while I was second shooter for her so that our images synced up. While I was using that setting (neutral), I realized how different my images looked on my camera! So from there, I started playing around with the PICTURE STYLE setting. Now I use the standard mode with all setting unsaturationed or in the negatives so that I can manipulate my greens a bit more! I highly highly suggestion messing around with the PICTURE STYLE setting & figuring out which settings work best for you & for your editing style as well! 

 

Here’s some BEFORE & AFTER images of using the KELVIN & PICTURE STYLE settings! These were taken in the same location + same lighting situation. :) 

If you have any questions, PLEASE reach out! I love hearing your stories & what has helped you guys in your photography journey!

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I'd love to hear your feedback ,friends!