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The Art of (White) Balance

How to get your truest colors

ArticleComposition and Exposure Techniques and How-Tos - by Tamara Lackey, September 18, 2013

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White balance is about color, and getting it right. While Average White Balance will work for many situations, you'll get better pictures if you understand how WB works and how you can take control. 

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TAGS: portrait,  color,  color management,  family,  white balance,  color temperature,  custom white balance,  Lifestyle photography,  Tamara Lackey,  Nikon D800,  portrait photography 

Master White Balance for Accurate Color When Shooting Videos

DSLR | Video Skills with Rich Harrington: Adorama Photography TV

ArticleAdorama TV Techniques and How-Tos - by Richard Harrington, October 26, 2012

AdoramaTV presents DSLR | Video Tips with Richard Harrington. In this episode, Rich shares techniques on how to manually calibrate your DSLR camera for proper white balance. Then, follow along as he gives you a quick look at how to use a 3-way color corrector tool to white balance in post-production.

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TAGS: adorama,  color,  digital SLR,  color management,  white balance,  color temperature,  white,  Adorama TV,  Adobe Photoshop CS6 

Can You Get It Right In Camera? NO!—AdoramaTV

Digital Photography 1 on 1

ArticleAdoramaTV - Digital Photography 1 on 1 Techniques and How-Tos - by Mark Wallace, March 26, 2012

Can you get a perfect photo in camera, or do you always need to fix it in post-production? Mark Wallace takes a controversial stand.

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TAGS: camera,  color,  calibration,  photographer,  color management,  photography tips,  white balance,  post-process,  editing,  color accent,  photo quality,  coloration,  white,  Lightroom 

How To Avoid the Underwater Blues

Control Color Temperature and White Balance

ArticleUnderwater Photography Techniques and How-Tos - by Michele Westmorland and Matt Weiss, December 19, 2011

How many of you remember your physics class?  I certainly don’t.  Color temperature and white balance can be a bit of a challenge—especially when shooting underwater—so let’s take a look at exactly what they are.

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TAGS: color,  color management,  white balance,  color temperature,  underwater 

Off-color remarks: Fix the Pix, Episode 14

What to do when the color in your photos has an unnatural tint

ArticleBeginner Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, September 25, 2009

Are your pictures coming out too blue or orange? It's time to learn how to set your White Balance.

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TAGS: tips,  beginner,  white balance,  tip 

Know your camera’s limits

Match the tool to the picture-taking task

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Derek Doeffinger, December 19, 2008

Do you know your digital camera’s strengths and weaknesses? They can vary so let’s look at a few critical areas to make sure you aren’t losing image quality because you aren’t compensating for your camera’s weaknesses.

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TAGS: digital camera,  megapixels,  white balance,  noise,  limits,  exposure accuracy 

Use White Balance Settings Creatively

Find your picture's true colors

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Bob Atkins, October 12, 2007

The White Balance (WB) setting on your digital camera is designed to enable you toshoot an  image in which the colors appear normal, i.e. whites look whitewith no color tint.

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TAGS: digital,  camera,  mode,  setting,  white balance,  auto wb,  sunny,  cloudy 

Seeing Red

How to work with an intense color

ArticleQuick Photography Tips Techniques and How-Tos - by Mason Resnick, September 24, 2007

Red evokes power and energy, and is full of symbolism for many cultures. As an element in a photograph, it attracts the viewer’s attention.

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TAGS: digital camera,  photoshop,  color,  RAW,  red,  white balance,  color temperature 

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