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Mastering the Nikon COOLPIX A by Darrell Young

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Chapter 10White Balance

Back in the good old days photographers bought special filters or rolls of film to meet the challenges of color casts that come from indoor lighting, overcast days, or special situations.

The COOLPIX A balances itself to the available light with the White balance (WB) controls. Fortunately, the camera’s Auto white balance settings does a great job for general shooting, but discerning photographers learn how to use the White balance controls so they can achieve color consistency in special situations.

How Does White Balance Work?

(User’s Manual, Page 89)

Normally white balance is used to adjust the camera so that whites are truly white and other colors are accurate under whatever light source is present when you are taking ...

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