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Using White Balance in Photography To Get Better Pictures


Getting your colors correct is critical to travel photography. The colors in your photographs are dependent on getting the color cast right. If you’re just starting out in photography, then you’ve probably heard a lot about white balance. But what is it, and how do you use it to get perfect pictures? Lucky for you, we’re here to help! In this post, we’ll explain what it is and show you how to use it in your camera to get the results you want. So keep reading if you want to learn all about getting your colors right and start taking amazing photos!

White Balance Explained

 White balance is a setting in your camera that helps to adjust the colors in your photos and is used for perfect pictures. If you don’t set it correctly, your pictures can look too yellow, blue, or plain wrong. That’s why setting it before you start taking pictures is important.

You can usually adjust the setting in your camera to match the type of light you’re using. For example, if you’re taking photos outdoors in the sun, set your white balance to “sunny.” If you’re taking pictures indoors under fluorescent lights, change it to “fluorescent.”

 Once you know what kind of light you are taking pictures in, adjust the setting to match. This will help to make sure your pictures look their best. So don’t forget to experiment with the setting until you get the hang of it!

How to use the setting on your camera for perfect pictures

 If you’re like me, you love taking pictures. And if you’re like me, you want those pictures to be perfect. That’s why today I’m going to show you how to use the setting on your camera to get perfect pictures.

Now that we know what it is and why it’s important let’s discuss how to use it. The first thing you need to do is find the white balance setting on your camera. This is usually located in the menu, for example, under “picture style” or “image options.”

Camera Settings

 The setting will be different on Nikon and Canon cameras. Here is an example of the setting on a Nikon D7500 DSLR, and this is an example of the setting on a Canon camera.

 There are a few different ways to adjust the setting. The first way is to use the presets. These are usually labeled as “daylight,” “cloudy,” or “shade.” If you’re not sure which one to use, just try each one until you find the one that looks best.

The second way to adjust the white balance is to use the Kelvin scale. This is a bit more technical, but it’s still relatively easy. To adjust the Kelvin scale, you’ll need to know what color temperature your light source is. You can find this information in the manual for your camera or online. Additionally, do you know how to use a white balance card? This is done by using a gray card and taking its picture with the desired source of light. This method will manually adjust the camera setting to the correct white balance.

Image with color temperature set to 4500

Image with color temperature set to 5750

image of a waterfall with blurred water to demonstrate camera technique

Image with color temperature set to 7500

 Once you know the color temperature of your light source, you can adjust the Kelvin scale accordingly. For example, if you’re taking pictures in daylight, you would want to set the Kelvin scale to around 6000K.

Now you know how to use the correct setting on your camera to take perfect pictures. So go out and experiment with this new knowledge, and see what amazing photos you can create!

How to make adjustments in post-processing for even better results

 If you’re like me, you like taking pictures. And if you’re anything like me, you also want your pictures to look great. But sometimes, our pictures turn out differently than we want them to. The colors might be wrong, or the lighting might be weird. But don’t worry! There is a way to fix this,

Sometimes you can adjust your color settings in your camera settings, but other times it’s better to do it in post-processing. That way, you have more control over the final result.

 How can you adjust the white balance in post-processing? First, open your image in your editing software. I like to use Adobe Lightroom, but there are many other options. Find the correct tool in your software. Adobe Lightroom’s “Basic” tab has the white balance tool.

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Once you’ve found the white balance tool, adjust the settings until you’re happy with how your pictures look. That’s it! Now you know how to adjust the white balance in post-processing for even better results. So go out there and take some beautiful pictures!

 Did you know that you can use white balance to change the look of your photos? For example, if you want your photo to look warmer, add a yellow tint. Or, if you want it to have a cooler effect, you can add a blue tint. Try out different settings and see what looks best to you!

Have you ever tried using white balance before? What was your experience like? Let me know in the comments below. In addition to having the correct color in your images, the other parts of getting a perfect picture are the elements of the exposure triangle: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.

 Happy shooting! 🙂

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