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The Nikon Creative Lighting System, 3rd Edition by Mike Hagen

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13White Balance and Gel Usage

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White balance doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it is very simple once you boil it down to the basic elements.

The goal of white balance is to filter ambient light so that colors look natural. Generally speaking, if you take a photo of a white object, the proper white balance settings render it as white in the final photo. The white object should not look either too blue or too red. Rather, it should appear white. Simple!

Since this book is about using Nikon CLS flashes, you need to understand what color they are so you can learn to balance the colors in the overall scene. Nikon flashes have a color temperature ...

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