Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video White balance, part of Learning the Canon 6D.
…Not all light is the same.…Different light sources shine with different color temperatures.…For example, fluorescent lights run very cool while candle flames are warm.…The human eye automatically compensates for…these changes, but your camera could use some help.…The camera needs to be calibrated based upon the different lighting conditions.…To change the light balance on your camera,…you can use either the third record tab or the quick control menu.…The default value of auto adjusts the camera automatically to the scene, and…this works most of the time for most shooters.…
The daylight option is best suited for clear skies, about 5,200 degrees kelvin.…Use the shade option if your subjects are in daylight, but…under the shade like a tree.…The cloudy preset is useful for things like daylight, but…under overcast skies or twilight periods when the light is changing.…And this is about 6000 degrees kelvin.…The tungsten option is best when shooting under traditional lightbulbs.…These run about 3,000 degrees kelvin.…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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