No lampshade tripods here

I’ll buy  four of David Pogue’s top five photography tips <http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/18/technology/personaltech/18pogue-email.html?_r=1&gt; but I draw the line at using a lamp for a tripod. Pogue argues that a full-size tripod is a pain to carry around and expensive to buy. I’m with him there but there are some portable units like Joby’s Gorillapod that provide great support for small cameras. 

Shooting at the golden hour is great advice but a lot of people are either eating dinner or still in bed during this time. But by manually adjusting the camera’s white balance you can mimic the temperature of the golden hour. For example, using the cloudy or shade white balance setting will warm up a full sun scene. Couple that with the sun’s low angle (northern hemisphere) around the winter equinox and the golden hour covers a good part of the day. (That’s right now in case you’re wondering). 

kp

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~ by keithphilpott on December 19, 2008.

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