Explore Your Options for White Balance in Photos


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White balance options

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 accurate...

White balance options
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White balance options provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Joseph "PhotoJoseph" Linaschke as part of the Photography 101

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