striking a balance
Ever since I started shooting with digital cameras back in 2001, I have struggled with white balance.
First off, I don’t want my photos to be white. I prefer images on the warm side.
I know some photographers who carry around a gray card to set their white balance. Others use the in camera function to set it. Some figure out the color temperature of the light and set their camera to the correct Kelvin temperature scale setting.
I do one of two things- cloudy or auto white balance.
Cloudy warms things up and auto white balance does a pretty good job of guessing.
Sometimes though I will come about a situation like this one where there is a combination of daylight, tungsten and fluorescent.
The auto white balance did a pretty good job of making it look like it did.
That concludes my once a year “technical talk” blog post.
© 2009 Scott Strazzante