Tipsy Thursday #22
Simply put white balance is how your camera deals with the lighting in the area your are shooting. Our eyes adjust for us but different kinds of light bulbs and full sun/cloudy stormy skies will give different tones in photography. If you're in auto mode the camera does it's best to read your surroundings. But there are presets to tell your camera what your conditions are in and even a custom setting to tell it EXACTLY your lighting situation.
Now each camera is different on how the model/brand likes to work, but custom white balance is marked by WB. Most slr's when you hold that button down will give you the option to scroll down the options. To set your own white balance go to PRE. It will start to flash, the means it's ready for your to take a picture of a white or grey card/piece of paper (look in your book on which your model wants you to use). You need to have this take the full frame but don't block any lighting that will be on your subjects. After you take that picture your camera should show something either GOOD or NO GOOD. Now it's that easy!!!