2012年9月20日星期四

Small Tips to Control White Balance


Yesterday, I have talked about the basic knowledge about the white balance. Learning from their icons, you will figure out their functions and make the most of them. And today let’s study deep for more information about the white balance. And I hope the following tips will help you to shoot excellent photos.

1.       Find the white balance control on your camera
On your compacts, it's generally buried fairly deep in the menus, because they really don't want you messing with it, but you can get there. Hit the menu and it's generally in the camera or shooting mode, you'll find the setting white balance or WB and once again, press the button and choose which white balance you want to use.

2.       Try your "Auto", "Daylight", "Cloud" and "Shady" white balance settings under daylight.
Most of the time the colors will be too cool in "Auto” and you'll also find that things will look much nicer in the other settings. This differs from camera to camera; some cameras (specifically camera phones) have terrible white balance algorithms in some settings.

3.       Try using your "cloudy" and "shade" settings to get warm colors, even in daylight!
As said, these settings are intended to compensate for bluer light, but you can use them to warm your colors, too. Cameras have built-in color correction algorithms, not built-in artists; they don't know that your photograph should be warm.

4.       Use white balance trims to get your colors perfect.
You might find, for example, that under certain kinds of indoor lighting your camera almost gets the white balance perfect in its "Auto" setting, but could do with being a little cooler, or that your sunsets would be perfect if they were a little bit warmer. This is where white balance trims come in: it allows you to take one of the camera's white balance presets, and adjust them slightly warmer or cooler to get perfect results.