White Balance = Auto White Balance = Cloudy

Warm Up Those Tones

Have you ever noticed that your digital pictures sometimes have a cool, clammy look or feel to them? If so, you’re not alone. The default white balance setting for digital cameras is auto, which is fine for standard snapshots, but tends to be a bit on the “cool” side.

When shooting outdoor portraits and sunny landscapes, try changing your white balance setting from auto to cloudy. That’s right, cloudy. Why? This adjustment is like putting a mild warming filter on your camera. It increases the reds and yellows resulting in richer, warmer pictures.

Give it a try! (And yes, those are surfers in the water…)

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