What is white balance and how to work with it

By: admin@theherald.org On: 2016-09-23


White balance is a great feature and an important aspect in imaging and photography. If the light and the white color balance is, at the right level, you can easily get sharp and clear images even if you have no proper lighting or proper balance in the surrounding environment, you can get great photos.

Most of the advanced compact cameras that are available in Australia, like that of canon digital cameras and Nikon cameras including Nikon D5500 and Nikon D3300 have the ability to let the user set up white balancing feature in the proper way.

Also, these cameras like Canon EOS 7D Mark II camera, Canon EOS 6D and Canon EOS 750D offer both manual and preset white balance techniques that can help you balance out the dark and light settings and color hues to maintain a proper balance in your pictures.

To work with the white balancing features:

Auto feature

You may use auto settings to let the camera set the white balance according to the situation or the image that needs to be taken. Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 760D and also Nikon D750 have such features that will adjust the light and contrast so that the white balance is well adjusted to capture the image correctly.

Daylight settings

There is also a daylight setting that keeps the white balance control and will save your camera to avoid extra exposure or light.

Shade settings

If you are taking pictures in shady areas, you need to turn this mode on so that you get an appropriate amount of light for brighter and clearer image.

Cloudy and sunny surrounding settings

Under extreme conditions like cloudy or sunny outdoor settings you need to select the proper settings or mode to make sure the camera will have a sharp image without over brightening the picture.

Fluorescent and Tungsten settings

These settings also provide a better way to adjust white and fluorescent light and bulb light flash to balance out any discrepancies in the white color balance of the photo.


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