White Balance: Photoshop fixes and in-camera solutions for any situation

    | Photography for Beginners | 12/09/2013 00:01am

    Why it’s OK to set the ‘wrong’ white balance

    Auto White Balance can leech all the orange light out of sunrise and sunset shots, because the camera is trying to neutralise the colour, giving rise to washed-out images.

    Make the most of this time of day by switching to one of the natural light white balance presets – Daylight, Cloudy or Shade settings give 
a progressively warmer colour rendition.

    Auto White Balance

    What is White Balance: using the wrong setting - auto WB

    Using the Auto White Balance (AWB) setting has drained this sunset of its colour

    Daylight White Balance

    What is White Balance: using the wrong setting

    Switching to the Daylight setting brings back the fiery colours of the setting sun

    PAGE 1: What is white balance?
    PAGE 2: Correcting white balance in-camera
    PAGE 3: Using white balance in mixed lighting
    PAGE 4: Correcting white balance in Photoshop & Adobe Camera Raw
    PAGE 5: Why it’s OK to use the ‘wrong’ white balance setting


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    Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Photography for Beginners.

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