January 24, 2011

{Photo Corner} Week 4: Lesson 3 The Color of Light

I hope to be back on track with my photography lessons. The third lesson was on light and white balance. "White balance is simply a fancy way of setting the color temperature of your image." There are several White Balance settings: cloudy, tungsten, bright sun, and florescent. However, the best way is to use a custom white balance, which forces the camera to set its white balance for the exact lighting situation that you are shooting.

Automatic White Balance (AWB)


Tungsten setting. You don't really see a drastic difference between the two photos.


Custom White Balance. Here is where you see less of a orange cast on the photo.

Custom White Balance

I really enjoy learning about photography and how to use my manual settings.

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