How to Set a Custom White Balance Wherever You Are

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Editor's note: Lana at {Mz}Cellaneous notes that certain lighting circumstances give photos in a weird color cast when you use auto white balance settings. Fortunately, she posted a tip on her blog for a quick custom white balance reset. Not only does she share a smart real-world fix, but she goes on to point out some drawbacks of her quick tip. My kind of thorough photo mentor! -- Julie

Using AWB [auto white balance setting on the camera], I take a photo of the tablecloth to use when I set my custom white balance. I then use my menu on my camera to to go the white balance settings. It asks me to choose a photo for white balance and I pick the one of the table cloth. I'm telling my camera "this is white."

Mz-Cellaneous white balance tablecloth photo

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