#11 Correct The White Balance

Did you see any difference in the color when you used different WB settings? How often have you used WB setting to correct the color before taking the photo?

  • Step 1 – Today again, select the subject. Ideally use the same food subject, you have been using last couple of days.
  • Step 2 – Set up the food subject in a way that the source of light is on one side. Take a photograph using all the principles we talked about in last few days.
  • Step 3 – Now, start by changing the WB to cloudy. Take a photograph with this mode.
  • Step 4 – Next change WB to Direct Sun or Daylight. Take couple of photos in this WB mode.
  • Step 5 –Repeat step 4 with fluorescent WB mode. (remember that you are taking the photo in same light source, but only changing white balance setting in your camera). In total change the WB four times and take a photo each time without changing any other settings.
  • Step 6 – Again, compare these photos just like you did yesterday. Recall your story and the specific elements we discussed yesterday. Which one of these photos compares closely with your story? If none does, that’s okay too.
  • Step 7 – Upload the best photo/s on Lesson 11 Album on the new Facebook Group.

Today I took these shots. I changed my camera settings of White Balance to Daylight, Cloudy, Shade, AutoWB, Fluor.Warm and Fluor.Cold. Today is almost bright morning just a little bit cloudy. I have delicious blueberry's breakfast and my mood today is soft blue. I love blue. As you can see, the last picture is the best for my story.

I usually use in my studio strobes and other light sources which are similar to natural daylight. What exactly means that there is around 5000 kelvin temperature. And I also use a Grey card and if there are still any problems, I fix it on my post-processing. So, my best final photo is today with shade white balance.