You may have read about white balance; you may have heard about white balance; you may even wonder why white balance is important. This little entry will not get into the intricacies of white balance; other people have done it and done it better than I ever will. This little entry will SHOW you WHY white balance is important. Each of these photographs was taken under nearly identical circumstance of the same subject but there was a different white balance setting for each photo. The photos were taken at about 1:30 p.m. in Charter Oak Park, Manchester CT, USA, in full sunlight, with a Nikon D3000 in manual mode. See what happens when you use the wrong white balance.
Click on the thumbnail to see the full sized photo. I recommend right clicking it and opening it in a new tab (but that’s just my preference).
Seeing why the right white balance is important, you can now choose to use the wrong white balance to achieve a special look you desire!
Jim the Photographer, Manchester CT, firstname.lastname@example.org