JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2462 posts, RR: 47 Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1233 times:
Does your whites come out blue i had this problem on auto white balance and the camera on auto always gave me a blue shade through out the picture for some reason .
Still to this day im puzzled why this happens.
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2032 posts, RR: 34 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
What's 'white' in the picture isn't so important, as how your camera 'sees' the picture. It's more a case of your camera reading the colour temperature of a scene correctly. Under certain conditions, it won't do this, which is another reason RAW is a handy format to use, as you can just change it afterwards.
If you're talking about setting the white point in the levels function, you don't have to do that - instead you can adjust the white and black point by hand until you get something that resembles how things looked on the day.
The blue colour cast you mentioned can be a pain. In my case, it's been because the camera has assumed the scene has a higher proportion of red in it than it actually has, or a lower colour temperature, and has corrected by adding that blue, which has knackered the picture
JumboJim747 From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 2462 posts, RR: 47 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1198 times:
I read the article the link provided but im still puzzled as to why the camera cant get the white balance correct.
When i shoot on a normal sunny day with white balance on auto i get a blue shade all over my picture with my d70 when i use my Olympus c740 i don't have the problem .
I can fix the problem in the editing but then it throws the colors out then i have to try to get them corrected.
Cheers on providing the link