Photo 101 by Nicole’s Classes: White Balance

Ok, now on to Week 2 of Photo 101 by Nicole’s Classes!  After last week’s emphasis on learning how to properly expose a photo using my camera’s manual mode, this week focused more on the little things you can do to create a better looking image.  One incredibly simple (but easy to neglect) improvement is to set the white balance.  I’m usually guilty of setting and forgetting (on Auto WB, natch), but selecting a white balance for a specific light did improve my pictures for this week.

First up, Auto WB:

f/1.8, 1/40 sec, ISO 200

f/1.8, 1/40 sec, ISO 200

Now here is the same picture taken with Incandescent WB (I think Canon may call this setting Tungsten WB):

f/1.8, 1/40 sec, ISO 200

f/1.8, 1/40 sec, ISO 200

Much more true to life.  (And did I accidentally capture the Blue Hour?  Win!)  But I can’t say I’ve mastered white balance yet.  Next on Pretty in Prose, failing to find the proper white balance setting.

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