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December 9th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Michelle Allmon's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: PA
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This is an easy one.

Quick color temperature review:

1) Shade photographs blue.
2) Tungsten (lightbulbs) photograph yellow-orange.
3) Fluorescents photograph green-ish. They are tricky, tho, cuz they hummmm light.
You gotta have a bunch of those suckers going if you want consistency.


(yeah, that's me)

Tungsten lights used for light. Since they photograph yellow-orange, WB was set to tungsten.
That makes the camera adds more blue to compensate for the yellow.
Outside light coming in window, which was a little blue anyway is made even MORE blue.

(my oldest daughter)

It also works for violet. This was lit in the airport with mostly fluorescents and the white balance set to fluorescent. You can see there is a little more red added to the backlight because of the camera compensating for the fluorescent. The blue catchlights in her eyes are because of the windows in front of her. We were waiting for a plane.
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