IN THIS CHAPTER
Exploring white balance and its effect on color
Creating custom White Balance settings
Bracketing white balance
Setting the color space (sRGB versus Adobe RGB)
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 the way your camera renders colors, whether you’re shooting photos or movies.
Every light source emits a particular color cast. The fluorescent lights in some restrooms, for example, put out a yellowish-green ...