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White Balance

White Balance 101 – How to Get It Right

White Balance 101 – How to Get It Right

Until you started taking photos, you may not have even been aware of such a thing as white balance. That’s because in the real world, white balance is a function of your brain. Our brains are pretty good at white balance, actually, so good that many photographers have to train themselves to consciously understand what our brains just do for us behind the scenes, every single day.

However, your camera isn’t as smart. Fortunately, there is an easy way to make sure you don’t get a color ‘cast’ in your photos.
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White Balance and Color Temperature Crash Course

White Balance and Color Temperature Crash Course

Have you ever taken a photograph inside your house only to find that your picture had an eerie yellow tint that made your subject look jaundiced? The reason for the weird tint is caused by the naturally warm hue (color temperature) of the incandescent light bulbs which are common light sources in homes. Likewise, if you have ever taken a picture in a store or doctor’s office, your photograph probably had a blue tint to it; this is caused by the cool color temperature of a row of florescent lights. We don’t see the light’s color because our eyes have the ability to filter out the tint but our cameras aren’t as highly evolved as our eyes and often need our guidance to help create the proper white balance.
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Photos Too Blue? Your White Balance Might Be To Blame

Photos Too Blue? Your White Balance Might Be To Blame

Have you ever taken a photo that has a blue or orange tinge to it? It wasn’t there when you took the photo, but it’s definitely there on your image. That’s what happens when your camera’s auto white balance setting doesn’t get things right. Why does it matter so much? Can I fix it later? And is it possible to set white balance yourself? The answer to all these questions are below.
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