Getting ready and selection: Colour

This is the part of the assignment that I have some doubts about. Not so much because I don't know how to let the colour pop, but more because I have been wondering what to do with the white-balancing. From my teeth experiment I had noticed that in this image the little green speck pops out most. Here there's an aperture of f4 and shutterspeed of 1/320, making it underexposed. I took the image with a led light, with a yellowish glow, but did have the photo white-balanced. 

Check out the little green spot!

Check out the little green spot!

So, to get the color most visible, I know I have to underexpose the subject and shine direct light on it. Sot that's what I did. Here's a difference between f5 shutter speed 1/8 and f5 shutterspeed 1/13

As you can see, the yellow is much stronger in the second image than in the first one. I So that's that. Now, this is what the chair looks like when I white balance the image. 

white balance

white balance

It's not the nice yellow that I like so much! Obviously the light has clearly influenced the colour of the chair a lot. Well, do I white balance or not? Yes, I will. Because the idea is to get the colour of the object as good as possible, not show the influence of the colour of the light source. So here are the same two images, this time white balanced. 

The difference in colour intensity is still obvious. The only thing that I don't really like about the photos is that they are pretty boring. Fortunately my other photo that shows the colour of the light really well will make up for that.

Shadow of the chair on white wall

Shadow of the chair on white wall

I took this photo with the chair lit from the floor on the side with a reading light and a snoot, made from carton. I like the result, it has a nice spooky effect and shows the yellowish colour of the light really well.