How to Understand and Achieve White Balance in Photography


show more White balance provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Exposure show less
please wait ...

White balance

Because this is a course on exposure, the majority of our concerns are going to be whether our bright things are bright enough without being too bright, and our dark things are dark enough without being too dark. However, exposure does have an impact on color, as we'll see later. More critically though, the color in your image is impacted by something called white balance. You heard me mention that term while we have been talking about what happens when you half-press the shutter button, so we are going to take a quick look at it now. This is just going to be a cursory discussion because I don't want us to get to sidetracked from exposure. But we'll be returning to white balance in detail later.

The simplest explanation of white balance is that there are different types of lights and each of these different types of light has a different color characteristic. To get accurate color in your images then, your camera has to be calibrated to the type of light you are shooting in. Wh...

White balance
Video duration: 1m 24s 3h 24m Appropriate for all

Viewers:

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

Subject:
Photography
Author:
please wait ...