White Balance

Among the things I learned in Digital Imaging: Reset, the most important lesson was *everything*. It turns out I’ve been using my digital cameras wrong this whole time. All the way back to my very first 3MP Canon in 2001, a hand-me-down from my father, which is now completely outclassed by my cell phone. I…

Exposure bracketing

Last week we looked at custom white balance. This is a way to ensure that your image does not have blown out whites or crashed darks, by telling the camera what the “middle” tone is (r/g/b 127/127/127, aka grey). This week we chose an alternative route called exposure bracketing. Exposure bracketing means to take an…

Pop-Up Double Take

Mowing the Art LawnMowerDoubleTake This project went through several iterations. We tried to focus on something that would only register as out of place after somebody passed it – the classic double take. Most of our ideas seemed too obvious up front – it would look out of place, and people would notice that first.…