How White Balance Affects Your Images

It’s high season these days for photography of family and friends at a party table or in cheerful layers in a warm living room. The camera’s automatic white balance does not always work well indoors. Often it results in yellowish images, like the example at the bottom. I thought, therefore, that I wanted to share a simple tip that can make the difference between a bad and a good image. Don’t let your photos get ruined by a white balance on the berry trip 🙂

The white balance of the camera determines the color temperature of the image, from cold (bluish) to warm (yellowish).

If you shoot in RAW format, you can adjust the white balance afterwards without any quality loss. But if you shoot in JPG format, it is not possible to correct the wrong color temperature without compromising the image quality.

In the camera, you can adjust the white balance (WB – white balance) manually on a scale with calving rows, or by choosing from 6-7 defaults. If you are shooting in JPG, you should do this before shooting, based on the light in the environment you are shooting in.

On compact cameras, or live SLRs, you can see the difference in the different white balances before taking the picture. Then you can quickly find the correct white balance.

Do not rely on the camera’s automatic white balance (AWB).

Good luck with the photography!