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Setting a Custom White Balance

Setting the white balance on your Nikon camera can have a great effect on how the colour temperature of your scene is represented in your photographs.

To set a custom white balance, simply take a photo of a white sheet of paper or white balance grey card under the same light as your subject while using manual focus mode on your DSLR.

Nikon cameras offer a range of pre-set White Balance modes that easily correct the colour temperatures of your images. ‘Auto’ determines the colour temperature of your scene and adjusts the white balance automatically. ‘Fluorescent’ and ‘Incandescent’ are great for indoor shooting under artificial light.

When shooting outdoors, you can choose between ‘Direct Sunlight’, ‘Cloudy’ or ‘Shade’ depending on the weather conditions. You can also manually set your camera’s colour temperature in Kelvin (“K”), which offers extreme versatility with how the colour temperature in your images appear.

White balance is an often-overlooked aspect of photography that can have a tremendous impact on your shots. Setting the right white balance will result in images with highly accurate and true-to-life colours. Learning how to set a custom white balance can also open up a world of creative possibilities by allowing you to experiment with abstract colour temperatures.

Capture your photos in vivid colours by customising your white balance.


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