Chapter 6

Mastering Color Controls

In This Chapter

arrow Exploring white balance and its effect on color

arrow Creating custom White Balance settings

arrow Bracketing white balance

arrow 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.

Understanding the White Balance Setting

Every light source emits a particular color cast. The old-fashioned fluorescent lights found in ...

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