Wigeon Ducks (Two Photographs) and more on Post-Processing – White Balance
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If you shoot in JPG rather than Raw one thing you may have trouble editing is white balance. Most DSLRs and other cameras do a fine job with automatic white balance and there is very little to change in post-processing. However, if you have a color cast where one color is dominating the picture that should not be there, then adjusting white balance will help. White balance is measured in Kelvins, a measurement for heat and light, normal daylight is between 5500 and 6500 Kelvins. If you want your shot to look more winter-like, lower the temperature, and if you want warmer colors raise the temperature. Changing the white balance is another way we can creatively tweak our photographs to get a slightly different feel. Well worth experimenting with especially if your program has a way of adjusting the white balance in small increments. Your camera meters the light it sees as if everything was mid-gray. If you need to find a perfect white balance and your program allows it (Lightroom has a color picker) look for any place where the red, green and blue values are equal in value (e.g. 40,40,40) in other words where you have a neutral color and base your white balance off of that point. In the majority of my work white balance has not been a problem, but tweaking it sometimes helps increase the impact of the image.