the content of these photos has absolutely nothing to do with this post. it gives you a good look into what's going on in my life though. ha! this post is about a little doo-dad i just bought called an expodisc. the photo above and the photo below were taken at exactly the same time, in exactly the same place, less than a minute between shots. no settings on my camera were changed except for the white balance.
i did not edit either of these photos. the only difference was that i used the expodisc before taking the second picture. the difference is insane! the colors are so rich and accurate in the second picture! i went to a photography workshop taught by this very funny couple when i was attending alt. they have a great story. they travel the world taking pictures of people. they bring their kids with them and home school them along the way. can you imagine that? what a rich experience they are giving their children, all while living a creative life. their pictures are some of the most beautiful pictures i've ever seen.
they recommended this little guy. crazy that this little thing can change my pictures so dramatically. they also said you could use a grey card to achieve the same results, but the guy at the camera store looked at me like a deer in the headlights when i asked if they had any. major difference in my pictures, right? the expodisc was super easy to use. i rarely read manuals and have ants in my pants. i want instant gratification and that is what this gave me. this now concludes my commercial for the expodisc , just kidding. i'm just shocked at the difference it made, so wanted to share with you. i can't wait to see how this, among a few other things i learned improves my pictures.