I am still in the mood to experiment … and today I am going to let at detail at the white balance settings. I normally shoot Raw, which means I can change the white balance afterwards when I edit the images in my darkroom, but if you shoot jpg it is really important to understand what these settings mean in camera.
It is essential to get our colour balance right if you want the picture to look realistic … the auto white balance does not always do the job, so white balance cards can be an useful option to ensure you get the shot correctly edited, adn helps your images stand out from others whose images have a colour cast, as the incoreect white balance is used.
If you want to read more about colour balance – check out this helpful guide.
Today I was outside, I shot the images on a tripod with a 100mm macro lens at F2.8, ISO1600 to ensure a fast shutter speed as there was a light breeze.
With all those different colour settings you can see that “Auto” was a great choice when compared with the grey card results. In more complex situations and mixed lighting a grey card is a really helpful addition.