How to get your white balance right (without the headaches)
Ever noticed that when you set your camera to auto white balance and take photos in places where the light is constantly changing your files can end up looking like a rainbow threw up all over them. Frustrating, right?
Shooting with your camera on auto mode will mean your white balance is adjusted automatically, based on type of light you are shooting in. In fact, most digital cameras have presets to compensate for colorcasts caused by shooting in different settings.
The auto settings are a good start but it’s important to remember that the settings will never be 100% accurate. You can shoot 20 frames and get 20 different white balances depending what kind of lights are in your shot, or the area in the frame that your camera is metering.
If you are shooting an event that goes all day you will end up with hundreds, even thousands, of shots that are all completely different in color *cue rainbow*.
I like my files to be consistent so I keep my white balance at 5200 and correct in post-production BUT as a general rule, set your . . .