White Balance-Avoiding AUTO White Balance
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While this may not be news to some, white balance is has been an issue since the beginning of color photography. White balance is not a property of the scene being captured but rather of the light that illuminates the scene
Those of us who started with slide film like Kodachrome remember that it was balanced for Daylight. If the light was different we had to resort to color filters to “normalize” the image. Slide film is like a JPEG, straight from the camera. You have to get it right in the camera.
Raw capture is like a negative film. The white balance is applied after the fact, either in the camera or later on the computer.
In any event, we need to be more conscious of the color of the incident light than we do about the color of the scene.
Here is one of the samples I will be discussing.