Learn About White Balance Controls and Exposure


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White balance controls

The auto white balance features on most cameras are very good; however, there will still be times when they may not yield the most accurate color reproduction. For example, a mixed-lighting situation, sunlight streaming into a fluorescently lit room, that type of situation can often confuse the auto white balance feature on your camera. Fortunately, your camera also has manual overrides for white balance. By default, your camera will be set to auto. Auto white balance mechanisms try to guess at what the best white balance is for your current light. At the simplest level, they might do this by finding the brightest thing in the scene--a bright highlight glinting off of metal, for example.

They assume that's white, and then they will analyze that area and choose a white balance setting that will reproduce that as white. Now that may not always work. If you were shooting some scene with a very heavy color cast, a white specular highlight might actually have a color cast to it, and that ca...

White balance controls
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