For this exercise I am to decide what correction a scene needs, if any at all. I am to take three images of the same scene, but for each one vary the cameras white balance setting. I am to take one on daylight/sunlight WB, a second on the shade WB setting and the third on auto.
I will compare the three versions, note the differences that I see and which white balance setting I prefer. See my images below.
The first set of images – In sunlight with sunlight WB, shade WB and auto WB
I can notice some differences in the photographs shown above. The image taken with setting – sunlight white balance, looks as it did on the day, a more realistic image. The photograph with setting – shade white balance, has made the ground colour look a lot more bright, and has made the sky look more dull with a slightly orange hue to the photograph. The image with setting – auto white balance, looks very similar to the first, the sunlight white balance, although has made the ground colour slightly hazy. In this case the photograph which I prefer would be the shot taken with sunlight white balance, as it has a more warm feeling to the image.
Second set of images – In shade with sunlight WB, shade WB and auto WB
Again, I can see some differences in these sets of images. The image taken with setting – sunlight white balance, again, looks as though it did on the day whilst being stood in that particular place. The image with setting – shade white balance looks a lot brighter than it did at the time, I think this may be to compensate for the lack of light. The image with setting – auto white balance (I’ve found compared with the other image taken in sunlight) the colours look a lot cooler in tone. The image that I prefer would be the image taken with the shade white balance setting, I feel it looks a lot brighter and more detail can be seen, this could be because the correct white balance is being used here therefore making the image look more appealing overall.
Third set of images – In sunlight whilst the sun is close to the horizon with sunlight WB, shade WB and auto WB
The third set of images, I feel have a much more dramatic change compared with the other two sets of images. I like all three images here. The sunlight white balance photo, I would say was more true to the reality of what the setting actually looked like. The shade setting looks a lot warmer, and compared with the first set of images, has an almost orange hue to it. The auto setting has made the scene seem a lot cooler and more blue tones are coming through here. Out of all three images I prefer the image set on shade white balance. I feel it gives the photograph a much warmer feel, although I do feel that they all work as separate images.