if you're here, you want to know a little bit more about White Balance adjustment with digital cameras.
I've seen lots of information on the web about white balance, and most of it is in blogs or forums, and they do a lot of talking, lots of facts, figures, and science that I'm sure supports the reviews, but loses it's meaning on me. And, no one really gets to see the results of the photos... just lots of words.
I did a few tests myself, so I can better understand it all by SEEING the differences, and decided to share it with anyone who is interested.
While many times people will add the Camera, model, lens, time of day, color sox they had on, etc... I am not. I am showing you four photos, right out of the camera, using only available light (no flash), handheld, literally no adjustment other than sizing for the web, so you can see the difference.
This test is purely to show people how important proper white balance can be, and how we can not always rely purely on the camera.
These tests do not endorse any specific product. And, there are other tools than those used here.
The tests are purely to emphasize that our cameras don't do as well as we think they do when it comes to white balance, and we can get better photographs... with awarenes, and a potential modest investment.
If you're wondering, for this test, indoors with available light, while the ColorRight gave a cleaner, cooler photo... the WhiBal tool seemed to be the closest to what my eyes see sitting in my living room. Don't take my word that this means that is the best tool... read, investigate, choose where you do most of your shooting... then decide for yourself.
I hope to add an outdoor test in the near future
|Camera AUTO White Balance setting
||Camera Incandescent White Balance Setting
|Shot using the WhiBal White Balance tool
||Shot using the ColorRight White Balance tool