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    White balance options on all current Nikon DSLRs (and tips for using them creatively)

    | Photography Tips | 08/08/2012 03:00am
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    White balance in mixed lighting

    Back in the days of film, colour temperature was adjusted using correction filters. Filters are still used to correct colour in digital photography when White Balance adjustments aren’t enough. This happens if you’re shooting with two different light sources.

    Using white balance in mixed lighting: before

    The White Balance can’t be adjusted for, say, flash and ambient light, and if you adjust it to match the flash, you’ll get a yellow-orange background, as above.

    Using white balance in mixed lighting: after

    By putting an orange filter (known as a gel) over the front of the flash, the colour of both light sources can be made similar, so you can choose a White Balance setting that matches both.

    PAGE 1: Infographic of white balance options on all current Nikon DSLRs
    PAGE 2: Tips for breaking the rules of white balance
    PAGE 3: White balance in mixed lighting

    READ MORE

    How to set up your new Nikon DSLR
    How to make a preset manual white balance setting on your Nikon DSLR
    White Balance: how to use a colour chart to get tones perfect
    What is white balance: common problems and how to solve them


    Posted on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 at 3:00 am under Photography Tips.

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