05 White Balance (free)

White Balance

Play around with white balance setting on an image that was originally lit by bright daylight.
  • 3200K
    (tungsten)
  • 5000K
    (fluorescent)
  • 5600K
    (daylight)
  • 6500K
    (overcast)
  • 7000K
    (shade)
In the very first class we mentioned that camera captures light. Different sources of light produce light of different shade of blue or yellow. Human eye adapts to different colors of light without us even noticing. Hovewer, in cameras it is controlled by a white balance setting. The color of light, properly called color temperature is usually measured in Kalvin light temprerature scale from 1,000 to 10,000. The higher the Kelvin degrees, the colder the color temperature. example of different white balance Most artificial light bulbs produce warmer light (also known as Tungsten light). Sunlight in it’s pure form has white color (also known as daylight). During a coudy day or in the shade, sun light has a blue tone. LED light bulbs come in a wide range of color temperature. In most cameras, you could use an auto setting for white balance. Hovewer, it is important to understand white balance because sometimes your scene will have different light sources. Next: Exposure go back
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