Explore the world from different perspectives

This month is all about seeing life from fresh points of view. Come and share in our story of two Russian adventurers, Vadim and Vitaliy, who spend their lives exploring the world's most fascinating cities from breath-taking angles.

When it comes to your own photos, offering a different perspective isn't about climbing buildings to capture something from a different angle. It's about telling a story through fresh eyes and evoking new emotions. This can be achieved by creating a mood, expressing ideas or telling a story through your photos.

Ideally, your image should make an impact on a viewer who is seeing it for the first time.

You can express ideas through composition. For example, you could show the contrasts in a busy city shot by focusing on somebody quietly meditating on a subway platform. Or you could get low down to shoot the feet of a crowd of commuters to express a different perspective on your daily journey to work. Check out our tutorials to learn more.

Creating a unique perspective can also be achieved by experimenting with colour. Read on to discover how colour can shape the way we see things and add new shades of magic to your photography.

Using white balance for shooting video

Experimenting with white balance is a satisfying way to explore different perspectives for your videos. Most LEGRIA cameras include TUNGSTEN and DAYLIGHT white balance pre-sets, in addition to fully automatic white balance.

Using white balance for shooting video - Canon
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When shooting Indoor scenes lit with regular household bulbs you may notice your videos have an orange tone. This is because Canon's default white balance is designed to leave some of the warmth in the picture from this kind of lighting.

To achieve more neutral colours it is helpful to match the white balance to the lighting. So choose TUNGSTEN for indoor household lights and daylight for outdoor daylight. Selecting the opposite white balance to the lighting conditions will give videos a cool or warm toned look, helping your videos to reveal a different perspective on your scenes.

Play around with white balance settings to see what works best for you and try shooting in different lights to capture distinctive and striking scenes.