Friday, May 18, 2012

Product Review | ExpoDisc

Before I get started, I want to state that the content of this post is my opinion based on the use of this product. I am in no way connected to the company that makes this product nor am I being compensated in any way for this review. If you've been around since the beginning of the blog, then you know that this is a first for me. But this product is just too good not to say a few words about it and pass on it's awesomeness to fellow photogs who may not know of it's existence.

I recently learned about the ExpoDisc White Balance Filter at a photography workshop I attended, and being introduced to this amazing product was worth every penny I paid for the seminar plus every penny I paid for my ExpoDisc. Yes, it's that amazing.

The ExpoDisc is crazy-easy to use.  You simply hold the filter up to your camera, and take a photo in the light that you are going to be shooting in.  Then you use the photo to set the custom white balance on your camera.  This is huge for me because my camera body doesn't have a setting that allows me to set custom Kelvin temps.  I can't tell you how excited I am to have found the ExpoDisc to solve this issue!

By taking the few seconds it takes to do this for each environment I shoot in, or every time the light changes, I have literally cut my editing time in half! Since beginning to use the ExpoDisc, I barely have to do any white balance or color correction edits on my photos.  This is huge! Less time editing = faster turn around time for getting clients their proofs!

ExpoDisc is made by ExpoImaging, and comes in two versions - neutral and portrait.  I actually opted to purchase the neutral option even though I shoot mostly portraits because personally I like photos that are a little on the cooler side.  But I realize that I am a bit of an exception, so for those individuals who prefer portraits with a warmer appearance, the portrait option was designed for you!

I didn't take any photos of this product or any before/after images because ExpoImaging has already done it.  To learn more about the amazing ExpoDisc, head on over to their website to read more about it and see the comparison images.

Michele Whitacre is a portrait photographer serving Phoenix, Arizona and the surrounding area. Visit Michele's website at Become a fan of Michele's work on Facebook. Follow Michele's updates on Twitter.

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