Understanding white balance and color temperature


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Understanding white balance and color temperature

Before we get into Lightroom and talk about how we can white balance or color correct our photographs, I thought it would be helpful to step back for a moment and talk a little bit about color temperature. Now here we can see we have different color temperatures from warm to cool, and we can have warm colors like a sunset, or really cool colors, like we have at dusk or night, and of course, we have other situations in between. Open shade, overcast, clear day, morning and afternoon light. And so what white balance has to do with is how we deal with these different situations.

For example, if we capture an image in open shade it's going to have a blue cast. So what we'll need to do is then color correct for that in order to make the image look neutral or for that matter, in order to enhance the image a little bit, and to change the overall color temperature. Now color temperature is also affected by light sources. For example, on one side of the spectrum we could have on-camera fla...

Understanding white balance and color temperature
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Understanding white balance and color temperature provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 3 Essential Training

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