Photography 101: What is White Balance?

Did you know that white balance had its beginnings in the video world? It referred to a process where a waveform monitor was used to match or “balance” the signals from the camera’s red, green, and blue channels to make accurate whites under various lighting conditions, thereby balancing your white.

Today, white balance is more commonly applied to digital photography in the sense of measuring your light source’s color temperature accurately, based on your lighting conditions, and using that information to correctly balance your whites and colors.

How do you recognize bad white balance? What is color temperature and how is it measured? Follow the link below; imaging expert Jennifer Clarkson is there to answer these questions plus more.

[Via: eZineArticles.com]

Chris Malinao

About Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.

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