White balance (WB) is really important for accurate re-production of colors in a photo. If WB settings are not properly tuned in your digital camera, you may find your final shot to be colored slightly in hues of blue, orange or yellow. Not a good thing.
In this article, we’ll look at 3 important aspects of white balance you need to understand in order to make better use of it in your photography.
1. What is White Balance?
Let’s start with the definition of white balance. If you’ve taken photos on your camera, you’ll notice that sometimes the pictures come out with a hue of colors – usually blue, or yellow. This is particularly the case when photographing things indoors. For human beings, our eyes are able to adjust to this effect. However, cameras don’t have that eye and can’t recognize and adjust accordingly. [read]