Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Is your photo blue?

With many function halls switching to LED flood light, ...
... you will have nightmare if you don't know how to adjust your camera accordingly. The LED flood light is simply too cool and also too strong. Our normal eyes will see it as white or bluish white. Even if you switch on your flash light, the picture is still too blue! See this ...
Without correction, even the most expensive camera also cannot beat the strong LED light. The white balance will be completely out!
With correction, the colour can be restored. But how?
Here is how you set your camera:
Use manual white balance (WB) and set it to  between 9,000-10,000. You need to experiment with it.
If you need to use flash, the WB can be reduced slightly to around 8000. But do try it out.
Do not use auto WB.
If possible, set your camera to manual mode.

8 comments:

Still learning said...

How do you set the white balance manually to a specific number ? (I am Nikon )

William said...

If you know how to select one of those pre-set wb, you will notice there is one which is called "K". K is for Kelvin which is the colour temperature. So, you must set it to K and then turn the front wheel (hehe.. understand me or not? This wheel is near the shutter release button) to set the colour temperature. I think this is the standard way to do it. I could be wrong. If you still can't set, read the instruction book.

matthew said...

I am nikon user too.But I think my flash light was being "moisturised" .It seems fail to work.How to cure?Do you offer such service?If so,how much?

William said...

Matthew, "Moisturised"? Someone applied moisturiser? Or if it is wet, make sure that you dry it. I hope the electronic is not burnt. Otherwise, it is condemned liao ...

ma said...

My girl said there was fungus at the foot of the mounting area.She said need to dry it.Green color.

William said...

Green colour? Fungus on camera equipment is never known to be green unless it is oxidation of something...

jenniesyk said...

Dear William, We met at Curtin Open day if you remember. Do you think you can contribute photos on the christmas parade which I had missed or christmas carolling ? I am writing on feature of christmas and will mentioned you as the contributer of the photos. You can email to jsohyankhoon@gmail.com. By today or tomorrow.

thanks jennie soh at 0168883679

William said...

Jennie, it was raining and I didn't really take any photos. Perhaps just 3 or four of them. One of them is your COO! Haha But I did take a pic of the Christmas trees.