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What is Universal White Balance (UniWB)?

How and in what kind of situations should it be used?
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What is color temperature and how does it affect my photography?

I have seen color temperature mentioned with regard to white balance, mixing different sources of light, etc., but I haven't come across a clear explanation of what it means to talk about the '...
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Putting the red back into underwater photographs

I've just come back from the Red Sea and took my camera along on most of my dives. I do have an external strobe, but for most of the shots the light was so strong that the camera didn't fire it. The ...
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Why is the range for manual white balance so limited at the bottom and top?

I am learning about white balance and everything related to it. Minimal setting for white balance in Lightroom is limited to 2000K (for example the candle light can be around 1600K). I remember one ...
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What *exactly* is white balance?

When setting a white balance configuration, we adjust the temperature and green-magenta shift to a wavelength-intensity distribution of light that correlates most closely with the actual distribution ...
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What white balance settings do I need to capture the cast of a coloured streetlight?

I want take a photo of a scene lit by a yellow-orange street light. Unlike many of the questions here, I don't want to balance the colours in the scene, rather I want the areas lit by that light to ...
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Do I always get the same colours when I set the white balance correctly?

I can set my white balance camera dial to sunlight, to overcast sky or to a tungsten lamp ensuring there's no bluish or yellowish tint and the white is really white. I know I can fine-tune these ...
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What are the rules for editing a photo?

I just got a comment that I must edit my photo. God know how many hours I have spent editing my photos. Thus I was a little bit surprised. It was explained that there are certain rules when doing ...
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Why do my photos have an exaggerated blue hue when I shoot in manual mode?

I'm learning my Nikon D3200. Lately I've noticed that my photos (manual mode) have an exaggerated blue hue. I've taken photos in Auto mode and emulated the aperture and shutter speed settings in ...
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How to whiten the yellow light of a poorly illuminated picture?

I had some poor lighting during a photo shoot (amateur) and ended up with pictures like the ones below. Is there any easy way in Lightroom to correct and whiten the lights in these kind of pictures? ...
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How to reduce the effect of bright day light in the photographs?

This photograph was taken at around 9:30 AM. The sunlight was bright. I can't shoot in raw. I have adjusted the brightness and the contrast by which at least the tree is appearing brighter. Look at ...
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How to measure light so I know which gel to use?

Is there a device that can measure the color of the light so I can know which gel to use on my flash? I have a pack of gels but it's not that accurate to just choose by eyeballing the color of the ...
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What do I need to take photos which accurately show small differences in color?

I am doing some lab work and need to take pictures of my results. I usually take photos with any available device, even a mobilephone camera would do it for me. Lately, I had some results of solids ...
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How to show a "real" color to someone over the internet?

I have an iPad Air with its camera. I need to show a color of my shoes to a person who will dye shoelaces for them. So I need to reliably capture and transfer this color somehow. I assume that simple ...
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Do colors in photographs depend on ambient temperature?

My friend, previously a photographer, said that if you are taking photos in cold weather the photo is more blue (as if a slight blue filter has been applied). Inversely, taking photos when it is warm —...

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