Beginners Guide to White Balance

Last month, Mike Bell explained why landscape photographers should usually shoot in RAW instead of jpeg mode. One of the most valuable benefits of this practice is the ability to alter white balance after shooting

What we see as transmitted white light actually consists of a spectrum of colours from red to violet. Red, green and blue are the primary colours and can be mixed to produce all the other colours, including white, which is produced when equal amounts of red, green and blue light are mixed. The best way to understand white balance is to think about why a white card looks white. It does so because it reflects all the colours of the visible light spectrum equally. A red card on the other hand…

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Mike Bell

Mike is a landscape photographer based in Perthshire, Scotland where his photographs have been used by Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust, Visit Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland and local tourist associations.

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