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What You Don’t Know About White Balance Can Kill Your Images

Posted on: 5 February 2009

Budding photographers usually get the same sage advice: Learn to use your manual controls — shutter speed, aperture, focus, and meter pattern — for the desired effect in each individual scene. Still, most photographers leave one critical setting on automatic: white balance. That’s a mistake, because this control can have a profound effect on your photos — even monochrome images.

To understand white balance, first consider that light comes in different colors. A candle or wood flame will cast shades of warm orange and amber; fluorescent lights tend toward a cooler, sometimes even blue, tint. A consistent shift in color throughout the whole image is called a color cast. [via PopPhoto]

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  • thebail: Reblogged this on Underwater Ap
  • Veronica Lynne: Did you use it? It's RODEO time! That might make a good pic for the fb page to.
  • Veronica Lynne: Certainly. I am flattered. Just give credit--ChromaticSoul Photos. Also, I would love to see how you use it. The rodei is this weekend! Veronica Lynn
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