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 Setting the color space (sRGB versus Adobe RGB)

arrow Taking a quick look at Picture Controls


Compared with understanding certain aspects of digital photography, making sense of your camera’s color options is easy-breezy. First, color problems aren’t common, and when they occur, they’re usually simple to fix with your camera's White Balance setting. Second, getting a grip on color requires learning only a few new terms, an unusual state of affairs for an endeavor that often seems more like high-tech science than art. This chapter explains White Balance along with other features that enable you to fine-tune colors.

Understanding White Balance

Every light source emits a particular color cast. The fluorescent lights in some restrooms, ...

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