White balancing a photo


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White balancing a photo

When you take a picture, the camera attempts to white balance. Now, most of you shoot with an auto white balance, where the camera measures the scene, and attempts to properly expose for the color temperature. On a scientific scale, this often involves the degrees Kelvin, and what happens here is that the color of light is measured, and then the camera compensates. If you're under sunlight, candlelight, fluorescent lighting, everything looks a bit different, especially to the camera. Now, if you're in mixed lighting situations, or your camera doesn't measure properly, you may have to fix the white balance after the fact.

This photo isn't bad, but what I want to do is zoom in. So I'll mouse over here, and press 2 to go to 200%, and I'm looking for something that's white. Taking the eyedropper here and clicking, you'll see that the camera dramatically changes. Now, that particular area I zoomed in on focus wasn't really tightly focused, but that's ok...

White balancing a photo
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White balancing a photo provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Richard Harrington as part of the Enhancing Photos with iPhoto

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