In This Chapter
Exploring white balance and its effect on color
Creating custom White Balance settings
Bracketing white balance
Experimenting with Picture Style
Compared with understanding certain aspects of digital photography — resolution, aperture, shutter speed, and so on — making sense of your camera’s color options is easy-breezy. First, color problems aren’t that common, and when they are, they’re usually simple to fix with a shift of your camera's White Balance setting. 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 high-tech science than art.
This chapter explains the White Balance control along with other features that enable you to fine-tune colors, whether you're shooting photos or recording movies.
Every light source emits a particular color cast. The old-fashioned fluorescent lights found in most ...