Adjust White Balance Manually in Foundations of Photography


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Adjusting white balance manually

You have seen that white balance is the key to getting accurate color in your images, and you have probably already discovered that auto white balance does a pretty good job most of the time. In bright daylight, tungsten light, several different kinds of fluorescent light--even in mixed lighting situations-- auto white balance can do a good job of figuring out a white balance setting that will give you good color. What can trip up white balance on many cameras is shade. So it's going to vary from camera to camera. You are going to want to check it out on yours. Let me show you what I mean though. I am going to take a portrait of Samara here, and let's start which my exposure settings.

I am on auto white balance. I want to blur out the background, so that's going to mean a wide aperture. So I am aperture priority mode. I have opened my lens up all the way to f 4. That's as wide open as I go on this particular lens. When I meter that, I get a shutter speed of a 45th of a second....

Adjusting white balance manually
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Adjusting white balance manually provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Exposure

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