Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding what happens in a white-balance edit, part of Exploring Photography: White Balance and Color Temperature.
- Obviously, it's ideal to get white balance correct…in your camera, but there will be times…when that doesn't happen, and you need to correct it…in your image editor.…Or, there might be times when,…you've got white balance correct in your camera,…but for aesthetic reasons would like…to change the white balance.…I am in Lightroom right now,…and Lightroom has white balance controls…that are pretty typical.…This is what you'll find in almost any raw converter.…These controls are identical…to what's in Photoshop Camera Raw,…and they're also what you'll find…in Aperture, iPhoto, Capture One.…There are slight variations in interface,…but they will all have a temperature slider…and a tint slider, and some presets.…
So, this is the white balance section…of the Lightroom interface right here,…I'm in the basic panel of the editing controls, here,…in the Develop module.…In Camera Raw, you'll find these over on the right side…of the Camera Raw dialog.…And, the first thing I notice is, that,…I am set to As Shot.…So Lightroom has looked in the EXIF Metadata of the image,…
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