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    Christmas Card Photo Ideas: simple seasonal still life photography at home

    | Photography Tips | 05/12/2012 11:26am
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    Best white balance settings for your Christmas card photo ideas

     

    Christmas Card Photo Ideas: best white balance settings

    Although your camera’s auto white balance setting may produce an accurate result, the images can lack atmosphere.

    The best results are usually achieved by setting and using a custom white balance setting.

    This involves shooting a white object in the same light as your subject and using the custom white balance controls to register the new setting.

    Your digital camera’s manual will have a full explanation of how to do this, but if you find the custom white balance option in the menu most cameras explain the steps from here.

    Christmas Card Photo Ideas: best white balance settings

    You may then want then adjust the white balance by adding a little amber and/or magenta to warm the images very slightly.

    Alternatively, use the Kelvin white balance option and adjust the value until you find the one that best suits the image.

    In most cases you are looking for a slightly warm, but not excessively orange result.

    Of course if you shoot raw format files you have maximum amount of information available to tweak the white balance and colour of your images at the processing stage.

    PAGE 1: What makes for good Christmas card photo ideas
    PAGE 2: Choosing the right background for your Christmas card photo ideas
    PAGE 3: Lighting your Christmas still life photography
    PAGE 4: Setting up your camera
    PAGE 5: Use Live View for your Christmas still lifes
    PAGE 6: Best white balance settings for your Christmas card photo ideas
    PAGE 7: Best exposure settings

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