How to Customize white balance. Does that sentence scare you? Well it shouldn’t. I can show you how simple it is to have beautifully colored photos in a few simple steps. You will never have to worry about a blue or an orange cast again. An inexpensive gray card is all you need. You will save yourself a lot of time editing photos.
Aren’t these cookies beautiful? My good friend Callye aka Sweet Sugar Belle made them. She was actually taking these photos while we were talking on the phone. She mentioned her pictures looked blue and she was frustrated. I told her what I am about to tell you and she said if I lived closer she would hug me because she was so happy.
Do you see the blue cast on the first photo. I told her how to set the custom white balance and then she took the second picture. It made a drastic difference. These photos are not edited at all. Imagine how nice your photos will look and how much extra time you will have instead of editing the blue cast out of your pictures.
How to Customize White Balance:
This is a Canon T3I and you may need to refer to your camera manual to set your white balance.
When you customize white balance your pictures will be the right color. If you change light, you will need to repeat these steps. I know the first few times you set it, you will be a little nervous but, don’t be. You will be able to do it like a pro before you know.
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Custom White Balance
“Gray Card, don’t leave home without it!”
Customize white balance before you begin taking pictures so the colors are true.
If the light changes, you need to repeat the steps and re-set it.