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Focus On Food Photography for Bloggers (Focus On Series) by Matt Armendariz

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The proper white balance can make all the difference in the world!

Chapter 6:Color Temperature and White Balance

On page 29 I briefly touched on color temperature and white balance. All you have to do is think of a sunset to understand color temperature. Golden hues of yellow light shine everywhere, and that specific light is measured in a linear scale called Kelvin.

Different types of light sources give off color that we can measure and assign a value. In the simplest of terms, light sources can run from warm to cool, with neutral light falling right in the middle. This is easy to understand when you look at light temperatures on a chart ...

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