"When I got home from my engagement session, I uploaded everything and culled right away. I woke up this morning and started "editing"... 15 minutes ago. And, now, I'm done. I keep going back frantically feeling like I'm missing something. Why did it go so fast?? Why don't I have to really edit anything?! I had heard that the ExpoDisc was awesome for nailing perfect while balance, but what I didn't realize is that it also helps to achieve the perfect exposure too! The ExpoDisc is a game-changer for my business, and it was so much easier to use than I thought!"
- Tina Kraemer - Pure in Art Photography - Tucson, AZ
"I’ve had the ExpoDisc White Balance Filter safely stored in my gear bag for a couple years. I shoot mainly portraits and head shots, and I’ve never had much trouble achieving the correct white balance. Plus, I shoot raw, so I can easily and confidently make adjustments to white balance in post-production. Or so I thought…
Recently I was hired to shoot a series of photos for brochures. The company customizes tour buses for rock and country music stars. These buses sell for well over $1.5 million each, and the company is a stickler for accurate photos. Each bus is different, but they all have one thing in common: a variety of interior lighting. LED buckets in the ceilings; tungsten in the sconces; halogen in the galley and bunks, and a combination of everything plus fluorescent in the main bedroom. There is no good way to light these narrow buses with strobes or natural light, so the photographer is stuck with the ambient light available. A lighting nightmare, to put it mildly.
After spending several hours shooting, adjusting, shooting and adjusting, I took the photos into post. I simply could not make the photos look like what we saw with our eyes, and the customer was growing a bit impatient. (He had already burned through three previous photographers, and it looked like I was about to join their ranks!) Then I remembered the ExpoDisc in my bag. I put it on the lens; took the necessary shot pointed directly at the dominant interior light, and voila! Perfect white balance. I repeated this procedure every time I moved the camera. And the results were consistent from the front to the rear of the bus. In the customer’s eyes, I have gone from zero to hero, and am getting calls from competing bus manufacturers.
So, many thanks for the ExpoDisc. It’s a simple tool that simply works. In fact, I just ordered an 82mm version for my smaller lenses."
- Kemp Howland - Kemp Howland Photography - Orlando, FL