For this I used the same setup as for part 1 of this exercise, with Gwideon the Griffin as the patient model.
|Sun: Left to right AWB, Daylight, Shade|
|Shade: Left to right AWB, Daylight, Shade|
|Evening: Left to right AWB, Daylight, Shade|
Taking this to a different situation, I took another sequence using these settings, this time some of my neighbours' houses were the subject. This was taken about 7 in the morning in sunshine.
|Morning in Bradford Street: Top to bottom, AWB, Daylight, Shade|
The importance of understanding colour temperature and judging how this will affect the final image is the key lesson to be learnt here. There are two ways of looking at this:
- use the manual in-camera settings to give the best representation of the scene or the desired effect at the time of shooting; or
- shoot RAW at AWB and adjust in the RAW editor.
There are benefits to both. The main difficulty with the first option is seeing whether the chosen setting is giving you the desired effect. I find that using the screen on the back of the camera is sometimes difficult depending on conditions, so would not use this to make such judgments unless working, in say a studio.
Strong colour casts can be introduced by adjusting White Balance, and these must be considered as part of the creative input into the overall composition of an image.
My preference is always to shoot RAW as this captures all the information I need and I can then adjust using my preferred RAW editor, Lightroom.