6 tips you need to know to achieve perfect white balance

Getting the right light while shooting photographs is an essential part of producing great photos. There are several tricks that can help with this. Below are 6 tips you need to know to achieve perfect white balance.
When taking photographs, what you see through the lens versus the light in the final photograph may come out differently than you want. With some practice, you can achieve particular light conditions in your photographs following the guidelines below.
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1. Auto white balance
Most cameras come with an option to use auto white balance. You can start by using the this, but the light the camera sees may be different than what you see. You can always correct white balance using a software program if you choose to use auto white balance.
2. Live view
Switching to live view can also help you pick out the right white balance for your photograph. Compare different white balance modes you see from the live view until you get the right one. Live view can use up the battery quickly, so use this sparingly.
3. Standard white balance
Standard white balance includes flash, daylight, fluorescent, cloudy, incandescent and custom. To pick the right white balance, get the one that is closest to what you see outside of the camera as possible. You can always take different photographs using several standard white balances and pick the one you like best.
4. Custom white balance
Custom white balance is great to use when shooting in an area with several types of light, like shade and sunshine. Pick custom white balance and change the Kelvin number, the light source's color temperature. This is another good time to use the live mode to see how the picture will turn out.
5. Custom white balance with object
Another way to use the custom white balance is with a white object in the picture. Switch the Kelvin temperature to match the white of the object that you picked to have in your shot. Your camera will then use this white balance setting for all future photographs.
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6. Kelvin
The Kelvin number can be switched around when using all of these white balance modes. You can cool down or warm up images based on the Kelvin number used. When focusing on white balance, shoot pictures using several white balance modes and temperatures until you get the hang of it and know which lighting is correct for the particular photos you are taking.

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