White Balance–It’s Important

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).

Full Sunlight (the actual photo conditions)

Incandescent (old fashion light bulb)

Fluorescent

 

 

 

Flash

Cloudy

Shade

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,  ctpicman@aol.com

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About Jim The Photographer

I am a photographer from Manchester, Connecticut. My photographic interests are many and varied.
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