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6 Tips to Understanding White Balance and Color Temperature


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19 comments

  1. It pisses me off no end that it says "flourescent" on your little colour temperature diagram. Fluorescent. Like fluorine.

  2. This is an amazing resource! As someone trying to learn more about the basics of photography I really appreciate it. Thanks so much for making this available!

  3. Jonathan Edwards Production

    So well put. Thanks. Needed some clarification of this

  4. What kind of software is he using to view pictures?

  5. josh patrick (gander12)

    +SLR Lounge | Photography Tutorials keep up this awesome tutorials its really gonna help me as i go through college for digital photography.

  6. Great video. But one thing you didn't clarify at the end, and this may confuse some people, is that when you say warmer or cooler you are referring to the aspect of the tones, not the temperature. A warmer picture has more orange tones but this is a lower temperture in the Kelvin scale whereas a colder picture has more blue tones which correspond to a higher temperature. So it may be a little confusing when you say dial up or dial down the temperature.

  7. João Maria Vasconcelos Fontes de Barros Taveira

    Degrees Kelvin don't exist it's just Kelvin.

  8. ???????? THX!

  9. You know you're a nerd when Pye says, "indoor" and you hear "Endor" 

  10. wow.. thank you. I've read a few articles on kelvin and I didn't seem to get it until now.

  11. Faisal what he means is that in order to balance a warm scene like candle tungsten or surise/sunset you need to cool it down with blue(which are the lower numbers in your camera kelvin scale)so it will balance your warm scene to 5500K which is basicly white light that will keep everything that is white to your eyes also white in your photo.
    if you have live view in youre camera put it inside a room with tungsten light and drag the dial to the lower kelvin numbers(around 1500-2000 and you will see exactly what happens to your shots.
    

  12. OMG!!! ive finnally got it! That was the best tutorial.i almost gave up cause it was so confusing. thank you so much!!!

  13. Faisal Almaiman (ALTMedia)

    At the end you said the expression "warm it up" and you increased the number of measurement to a higher value, while at the beginning in the scale you made shows that "warm color" means lower value. Can you explain that for me please? 
    You're an awesome personpresenter and I love your videos so much. 
    Thank you and take care :)

  14. I've learned more here than when I was in the Photography class!  SUBSCRIBED!  Thanks!

  15. you are not make it easier to understand. still no idea

  16. Great video!

    Not to nitpick, but a Kelvin is the unit and is not measured in degrees (like the Fahrenheit and Celsius scales).  For instance a temperature is correctly describes as "3200 Kelvins" rather than "3200 degrees Kelvin."
    e.g. http://physics.nist.gov/cgi-bin/cuu/Info/Units/kelvin.html

  17. Great video.

  18. The most useful white balance tutorial I ever seen! Thanks

  19. Opening scene has the sound out.

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