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Custom white balance?

Hello Audrey! I've got a bridge camera, a Fujifilm Finepix S1500, and it has a feature i just discovered today, that is custom white balance. (selected in the wheel as "C" mode, then menu, where you can find some advanced configurations) you press the shutter and it creates a balance itself, when you can't find the proper white balance, and it calculates the perfect balance to make the perfect white with the lighting you got. It also has the "auto" white balance, but it's not the same. I don't know if DSLR cameras have this feature too, but it's worth to give it a try too!


I live by custom white balance! I didn't include it in this class because it is definitely an intermediate skill.

I keep a white 3x5 card in my camera bag just so I can get the best white balance where ever I am shooting!

If your camera has "Kelvin" settings, you can try those. Kelvin determines the intensity of colors from cold (Bluish) to Warm (Goldenish). These are numeric values ranging from 3000 to 9000. If you can work Kelvin you won't need a white card. Never use custom or auto white balance settings.