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Understanding the color cast of light

Looking at the world through your naked eye you'd probably never notice it, but light varies in color depending on the light source, the time of day, the weather and a lot of other factors. The human eye automatically compensates for these variations in color and our eyes adjust to always see light as a neutral white. Unfortunately, camera sensors are not as advanced as the human visual system, so your digital camera may produce images with a color cast. There are many sources of light and each source has its own color temperature measured in degrees Kelvin designated by K.

Just in case you're ever asked this question on a quiz show, the Kelvin scale is named after a British scientist, Lord Kelvin, the father of thermodynamics. He discovered that different light sources emit different colors, and he assigned a temperature measured in degrees Kelvin. For instance, color temperatures over 5000 K are called cool colors, and they're kind of a bluish-white. While lo...

Understanding the color cast of light
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