What White Balance Should You Set Your Camera To? (VIDEO)

What white balance should you set your camera to? There’s no real right or wrong answer to this common question amongst photographers but if you want some good advice, check out the video below from pro boudoir photographer Yuliya Panchenko on white balance and color correction.

Here are some of the topics Panchenko discusses in the tutorial at the bottom of this post.

• Learn how to adjust your white balance (WB) in your camera to get the proper skin tones

• Understanding In-camera White balance simplified.

• How to color correct your lights and environment using CTB (Tungsten to Daylight) or CTO (Daylight to Tungsten) gels.

• Learn what is White Balance and how to adjust and use it in the camera

“Today I’m going to show you how to adjust your white balance in camera and in your environment,” she explains. “White balance seems like a very complicated topic at first, but it’s actually very simple and today I’m going to break it down for you, simplify it for you, so you would also understand how to set up your white balance in your camera and also in your environment.”

In the video, Panchenko shares her words of wisdom on white balance beginning at the 00:40 mark. The part where she discusses color correcting the environment begins at the 5:50-mark of the video. If you want to learn more about white balance, watch this tutorial from earlier this year on how to five your photos “perfect color” by controlling white balance.