DSLR Tips: White Balance

Mysteries of White Balance







  • Dennis takes a look at the importance of white balance – how our brain processes color
  • Auto White Balance (AWB) usually is a good choice

Human brain compensates for what we hear and see.

You will get color cast, especially inexpensive cameras.
Lens, processor, individual CCD sensor cell spectral response.

Old days – Film and filters
Today – electronic compensation for defects / characteristics of sensor

Shade Filter
Dawn and Dusk

So AWB is ok – but it will be better if you remember to set it to conditions.

Dont worry … All of it can be salvaged in PhotoShop
* Next week’s show: Outdoor photography – Photographing Animals

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