Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Making stylistic white-balance choices, part of Exploring Photography: White Balance and Color Temperature.
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- As you've seen, if you have the…white balance set wrong on your camera…you could end up with really weird color in your images.…And maybe you've encountered that on your own…from time to time.…The time it happens to me is when…I'm shooting with a white balance,…say in the shade, and I forget…to change it back to auto or daylight…when I go back into the daylight.…That's mostly when I get white balance problems.…Fortunately, I shoot RAW, so it's not an issue.…However, I'm using these terms bad white balance…and wrong white balance and incorrect white balance…and I could be a little less objective about that.…
Because the fact is, there might be times…when a white balance that results…in a cooler image is good for the shot…or good for the subject matter.…Similarly, I might want to use an incorrect white balance…to warm up my image.…You can look at white balance as a…really inexpensive color filter for your images.…And a lot of people work this way,…when they want the stylistic choice…of a cooler or warmer image they will…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long explores the art and science of white balance and color temperature. Ben explores how to adjust your camera's white-balance settings, and what to do when auto white balance goes wrong. He then surveys some optional aids for white balance, and scenarios where "inaccurate" color may well be the right stylistic choice.
- What is white balance?
- Exploring auto white balance and understanding why it fails
- Working with white-balance camera presets
- Using ExpoDiscs and WhiBal cards
- Making stylistic white-balance choices
- Correcting mixed white balance