Day 26 | Setting Custom White Balance
As we saw yesterday, auto white balance will not ruin your photos, but it certainly won’t help them either. Setting the white balance is going to make a tremendous difference in your photos and give you the best results. When I was first starting to learn my camera I was amazed at the deep, rich, true colors that other photographers seemed to have in their pictures... I asked myself, “How do they do that?” In answer to my question I learned that they had set their custom white balance in their cameras. You can also make the white balance correction in photoshop, but I am a big believer in getting the exposure correct in your camera so that you can “finish” your photos, not “fix” your photos.
Why Set the Custom White Balance?
Four Ways To Set Custom White Balance
I am posting two great tutorials to demonstrate how to set your custom white balance for both Nikon and Canon. Be sure to refer to your user manual to get the exact steps for your particular camera model.
How To Set White Balance for a Nikon
How to set a white balance for a Canon
Today's Takeaway's and To Do’s:
- With the tutorials listed above and your camera manual, experiment with your camera’s white balance settings. I encourage you to get a gray card and use it. It will give you amazing results. If you shoot anything other than Nikon or Canon, I encourage you to search for tutorials via YouTube. Have fun!
See you tomorrow!