Our photo assignment for April 2014 is experimentation with white balance. Often photographers will set the white balance on their camera to match the color temperature of their surroundings; this enables the photographer to capture accurate color in the scene. However, just because your white balance is correct, doesn’t mean it’s “right”. White balance can be manipulated, in camera or in post, to give the image an entirely different look.
For example, this photo has the white point set to 5500K
and this version is at 4900K for a warmer look
Members are asked to bring in warm and cool images (maximum of 3) and we hope to have a discussion on the effect white balance plays in a photo.
For more information on white balance, check out the tutorial Cambridge in Color.