Chapter 6

Mastering Color Controls


check Exploring white balance and its effect on color

check Creating a custom White Balance setting

check Fine-tuning all White Balance settings

check Bracketing white balance

check Experimenting with Picture Styles

check Setting the color space (sRGB or Adobe RGB)

Compared with certain camera settings —resolution, aperture, shutter speed, and so on — your camera’s color options are fairly simple to figure out. Most color problems can be easily fixed by adjusting one setting: White Balance. And getting a grip on color requires learning only a couple of new terms, an unusual state of affairs for an endeavor that often seems more like university-level science than art.

Some of the settings screens you use to adjust color options, on the other hand, are more than a little confusing, often presenting symbols or letters that don’t offer much of a clue as to their meaning. This ...

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