Do you want your whites their whitest? Use Tidy Det…. no, wait, wrong commercial. Do you want your whites their whitest? Use White Balance. That’s better. OK, I’ll stop with the bad humour now.
In this instalment of the ongoing Photo Basics series, we’re going to look at a camera control that can be confusing but really shouldn’t be: White Balance. In very simple terms, white balance is used to keep white things white. Or grey things grey. And all other colours their ‘proper’ colour too. Note that I’ve highlighted the word ‘proper’. We’ll come back to that later in the article. Essentially white balance is used to maintain a ‘neutral’ colour balance. Continue reading