Helpful tips

What does white balance have to do with flashes?

What does white balance have to do with flashes?

If you adjust your aperture, it opens up, and that means more light, which in turn also means we need to dial down the power of the flash accordingly. If your ambient light is anything else than that, light will be a different white balance like tungsten light bulbs, which are warmer at 3200k.

How do you manually adjust white balance?

How to set a manual white balance

  1. Try your presets first. The first step is to try your many white balance preset options.
  2. Take a picture of something white or grey.
  3. Select your reference shot.
  4. Change your White Balance from AWB.

Should I use custom white balance?

You’ll want to shoot using custom white balance in any situation that you cannot control the light sources you are using. This will also be helpful in scenarios where there is more than one light source, and you have to use them both while photographing.

What does high-speed sync do?

High-speed sync (HSS) allows you to sync the light from a flash when using a shutter speed faster than your camera’s native sync. Using a higher shutter speed than your camera’s native sync can result in over-exposed images. These sometimes produce black bars across the image.

How to set your custom white balance on expodisc?

Point the camera towards the main light (key light) to set your custom white balance. On-Camera Flash (Bounce Flash). Aim the camera and the flash towards the bounce surface (e.g., ceiling) to set your custom white balance. On-Camera Flash (Direct Flash).

When does the camera switch to flash white balance?

When the flash is on most cameras automatically switch to flash white balance. The fun starts when you take it out of AUTO and set it yourself. Here’s what the other settings do:

How to balance color for Flash and ambient light?

There were however requests for it in the comments section, so in this article we will cover three ways of balancing color for flash and ambient light (tungsten yellow/orange which is approximately 3200°K, flash which has a color temperature close to daylight or 5500°K).

Where do I find white balance on my camera?

Your white balance setting can be accessed either in your camera’s menu system or using a dedicated button labeled “WB” on your camera’s body. Hold it down/press it and you’ll be able to scroll through the different icons representing different lighting situations.