How to set white balance? What is white balance and why is everyone always talking about it? I am going to answer those questions and give you an easy to use chart for setting white balance on your DSLR camera.
What is White Balance?
First things first, let’s define what white balance is. Put simply, white balance is the color temperature setting your camera uses to set the colors of your photo. In order to have accurate colors in your photo, you need to set the white balance according to the lighting situation you are in. If you don’t and keep the white balance on Auto, the camera will guess and your images may not come out with true coloring. This is completely independent of the exposure of your photos, therefore is not reliant on shutter speed, aperture, or ISO.
How to Set White Balance?
As mentioned above, you choose the white balance setting based on the lighting situation that you are in. Below is a chart that shows white balance settings to choose from. Your camera may not have exactly these settings but should be pretty similar (below are Canon white balance settings).