6 Tips To Help You Understand White Balance and Color Temperature

On this video, by Pye from slrlounge looks at six important tips for understanding both white balance and color temperature for photographers.

Every photographer needs to understand color temperature. Since we are using light to take pictures and since light has different colors depending on the light source that we are using – understanding the nature of this light is essential.

So what types of temperatures does light come in and how do they effect our photography – well, starting from around 1700 kelvin (yes, temperature is measured in degrees kelvin) which is very warm, orange-red light we move all the way up to 10,000 degrees kelvin which represent very deep blue light (and everything else that you can see in the image Pye created in the middle – shown below and in the video).

Light temperature – from the video

color-tempratureThe rest of the video looks at other aspects of color including tint, setting white balance on your camera, RAW vs. JPEG for fixing white balance in post production and much more.

You can find many more helpful photography tips on our Photography tips section here on and  LensVid.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.


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