Wednesday, December 15, 2010

White Balance 白平衡 ...


To be honest, I am still not very sure of how to really
effectively use white balance of the DSLR ...



ISO 640, 1/80 @ F/2.2 50mm WB=Tungsten ...
According to the manual, "Tungsten" WB – this mode is usually symbolized with a little bulb
 and is for shooting indoors, especially under tungsten (incandescent) lighting (such as bulb lighting). 
It generally cools down the colors in the photo ...



ISO 640, 1/60 @ F/1.8, FL=50mm, WB=Auto ...
According to the manual, "Auto" WB – this is where the camera
makes a best guess on a shot by shot basis. 
I have kept my WB setting always as auto mode ...
In this shot above, does seem that it is warm in color ...
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ISO 640, 1/80 @ F/2.2 +1/3, FL=50mm, WB=Tungsten ...
I took another shot using the Tungsten white balance ...
It does seems that this WB settings cools down the color a lot then the Auto mode ...



ISO 640, 1/60 @ F/1.8 +1/3 FL=50mm, WB=Auto ...
Here Auto again ...



ISO 640, 1/80 @ F/2.2, +1/3, FL=50mm, WB=Tungsten ...
But, I think I like both ...
For me, photography is just what you like ...


This is what I got from my Camera Manual ...

Auto – this is where the camera makes a best guess on a shot by shot basis. 
Tungsten – this mode is especially under tungsten lighting. It generally cools down the colors in photos.
Fluorescent – this compensates for the ‘cool’ light of fluorescent light and will warm up your shots.
Daylight/Sunny – not all cameras have this setting because it sets things as fairly ‘normal’ wb settings.
Cloudy – this setting generally warms things up a touch more than ‘daylight’ mode.
Flash – the flash of a camera can be quite a cool light so Flash WB mode you’ll find it warms up your shots.
Shade – the light in shade is cooler (bluer) than shooting in direct sunlight, this mode warm things up a little.

It does seem that a lot of experiments is needed to get in-dept appreciation of
these settings, I am sure some of you experts know exactly what to 
do in each condition ...

I still don't and I will probably keep mine to Auto White Balance ...

12 comments:

Patrick Lucas said...

the lesson is very interesting........ :))

gogouci said...

Good for you that you get such beautiful subjects to experiment with.

Nurr Kasih said...

ya i still blur how to use white balance too..thanks for the info..

Traveling Hawk said...

Informative post, Wong! You got spectacular pictures and the model was great!

Vibeke Sahl said...

Nice pictures Wong!! Cool to see your experiment! HAve you ever tried to preset the WB?? Can´t go wrong if you do that!!! :-)

Stormblast1953 said...

What white balance?? hahahahaah

Anónimo de la Piedra said...

...la belleza es una percepción Universal ... un saludo

Ángel said...

Esto gana en intensidad por momentos. Geniales retratos.
Un abrazo

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

wowww nice girl and very nice sensual fotos

Life Ramblings said...

i haven't played much with the white balance, it's too complicated for me. i used auto settings most of the time and using auto works wonderfully for me. :)

Two Tigers said...

Interesting...it does seem like one is too hot (red/yellow) and the other too cool (blue/green), but I think I like the auto setting better! Very hard to get the white right. Maybe the camera is smarter than we are and we are just hoping to see a perfect balance of color in the finished photo when that isn't what our eyes were seeing either, especially in indoor shots with strange lighting conditions! Thanks for sharing this, Wong, food for thought...

Anonymous said...

Models... wow....

Maurizio
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