Join Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke for an in-depth discussion in this video White balance options, part of Photography 101 (2012).
White balance is one of these topics that you probably don't really need to …understand that well, but it can be fun or just interesting to understand what's …going on. So first, a little bit of a description. …Most visible light falls within a range of about 2,000 degrees Kelvin up to maybe …7 or 8,000 degrees Kelvin. And this is the light that we'll see …around us every day. Daylight falls between 5,000 and 5,500 …degrees Kelvin. But all you really need to know is that …if your White Balance isn't set correctly, you could end up with a scene …like this, that's too warm, see it's kind of yellow or orangish colored.…
Or if you go the other direction, it looks too cold, like this and now …everything looks blue. Notice the white behind me has gone very …blue and my skin tone's not right at all. Most of the time, if we're shooting …something, we want it to be corrected White Balance, so it looks like this. …Now, we have something, that is correctly accurately white balanced. …The white behind me actually looks white, and my skin tones look natural. …
- Carry and hold that DSLR like a pro
- Stabilizing the camera: from hands to water glasses to tripods
- Using aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- What the buttons do
- Manually controlling your autofocus
- Working with flash
- Thinking creatively
- Buying new gear
Skill Level Beginner
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Lightwith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke56m 7s Appropriate for all
Photography 101: Shooting Macros and Close-Upswith Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke1h 14m Appropriate for all
1. Carry and Hold That DSLR Like a Pro
2. Stabilizing the Camera: From Hands to Water Glasses to Tripods
3. P Is Not for Perfect
4. Settings in the Real World
5. Pushing Your Buttons
6. Manually Controlling Your Autofocus
7. Flash Lights
8. Upgrading Your Light
9. Changing Your Point of View
10. Buying New Gear
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