Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Shifting and bracketing white balance, part of Exploring Photography: White Balance and Color Temperature.
- As you've seen, on most cameras…Auto White Balance is going to work for you…most of the time, for the times that it doesn't,…a white balance preset will probably get you…the results that you need, but of course…for the most sure-fire white balance,…you're gonna wanna do a manual white balance.…Manual White Balance is not always possible, though.…Sometimes you forget to bring your gray card,…or sometimes your subject is in a light far away…and you can't get your gray card into it,…and if you don't have an expo disc…for pointing back at your light,…you're just out of luck.…There are some other tools you can use…for adjusting white balance.…Now if you're a raw shooter these tools…can save you some time, but they may not…be as easy an option as simply…fixing white balance in your raw converter.…
If you're a JPG shooter though,…these can be fairly essential controls…if you need a fast turn-around.…I'm talking about White Balance Shift,…and White Balance Bracketing.…Now on different cameras these might be called…different things, and not all cameras…
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