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When it comes to getting accurate colors, nothing is better than nailing your white balance settings right on the head. If the white balance is even slightly off,it can produce a highly noticeable bluish or reddish tinge. Sometimes the tinge is desirable. It can enhance the appeal of clouds or night time photography. But if you’re going for accuracy, you’ll want the perfect white balance settings for the situation you’re shooting in. Pay attention because l’m about to show you how to strike the right balance (literally speaking) by using your camera’s manual white balance settings.

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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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Matt has some White Balance presets for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom users over on his Photoshop Lightroom KillerTips blog.

If you’re like me, you’ve perhaps wondered about those little caps that you can screw onto the end of your lens that claim to help you get “perfect white balance.” Is there such an item? If so, what is the cost? Is the cost worth it? Well, I found an article where someone has done the research on those little white balance caps and you’ll be surprised with the results.

White balance is an age old problem that is becoming all too modern with so many people moving to digital SLRs. Today’s cameras all have a pretty decent auto white balance settings, from the basic point/shot cameras to the pro SLRs. There are also several “fixed” settings on many of the simple cameras and most of the SLRs like Sunlight, Shade, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, etc. But as many of you may know, these settings are not always perfect, and sometimes far from it.

Color balance is a long, deep discussion that can go on for days. But here, we are going to talk about a series of products of the type known as “over the lens white balance caps”. You may have seen these from companies like expoimaging.com with their ExpoDisc Digital White Balance Filter and the ExpoCap.

With the cost of the ExpoCap being around $80.00 and the ExpoDisc at $120.00 for my lens size, I decided to see what else was out there to compete with these products. With little effort, I found one from a company called Mennon that claims to do the same basic thing as the ExpoCap, but the price difference was extraordinary.

I searched on Ebay for “white balance cap” and was presented with over several products besides the ExpoCap. The one I found for my lenses was under $10.00 shipped! Could this be? Is it possible that a sub $10 item could compete with the $80 ExpoCap? I was anxious to see for myself. (Read the rest of the article to find out the results.) (via L7 Photo).



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  • 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