photography tips: tips on changing white balance in lightroom photoshop vs photoshop elements

We oftentimes overlook our white balance setting whenever we take photographs. This is probably one of the main reasons the colors in the images we capture look too orangey, too blue, or too yellow. It is a dead giveaway for being amateurish and it is the most appalling way to ruin a beautiful subject or scene. Getting the colors right in photography is important to capture the pure essence of your subject, if not enhance it. There are different sources of light and there are many ranges of color temperatures to use, from the lightest and coolest of blues to the warmest of yellows. Choosing the correct type will help cast the proper lighting to capture an image. Our eyes automatically adjust to the differences in color temperatures unlike digital cameras. Sometimes, we need to make slight changes in the settings to make the lighting just right. You’ll notice in... Read the Rest →


holidays: halloween fall is here

Halloween is a much anticipated holiday, especially in the US. Children dress up in scary or funny costumes and knock on neighbors’ doors and shout “Trick or Treat!” From ghastly ghosts to pink princesses, they carry huge bags and open them for people to stuff in candies and other sweet goodies. This occasion has Christian origins and has been celebrated since 800 BCE. It precedes All Saints’ Day and the mass said on this day was called “Allhallowmas.” That’s why the evening was known as “All Hallow e’en,” or as we now know it, “Halloween.” Because of the US influence, a lot of countries also celebrate this tradition albeit in different ways, such as New Zealand, the Philippines, and Australia. The Halloween celebration has always been connected to spirits. The holiday is also represented with witches on broomsticks, goblins, ghosts, black cats, and other scary creatures of the night. They... Read the Rest →


holidays: sharing the tastes of christmas

As we all know, work can be so hectic along with all the hustle and bustle of daily life. Hopefully, an early notice on the planned event for the holiday season, “The Tastes of Christmas” card exchange, will give you enough time to prepare and join in the festivities. All the information you need to know is available for your perusal on the right-hand side bar. We warmly welcome all aspiring chefs, food photographers, food bloggers, food enthusiasts, et al. Everyone who are invited to join belong to the food community and we encourage all to connect with our close knit group where we share a kinship for having the same passion. How to participate: We value all personal information you will be sharing. As a safety measure, to join in on the fun, please send us your information by using the contact form. Both of us will be participating,... Read the Rest →