How do I get the correct White Balance?

Jennifer (USA)

Nick says:- White Balance is only important if you shoot in Jpeg, as it is not embedded within a RAW file (see out blog post - Why Shoot Raw). So if you are already shooting in RAW then the good news is that you don’t need to worry about it. Just set the White Balance to AWB (Auto White Balance) and forget about it. If you are shooting Jpeg however, then you will need to get this right at the capture stage. Simply use the preset options in your camera to select the appropriate lighting conditions you are faced with before each shot. If your scene is lit by a mixture of different lighting sources (such as part fluorescent and part ambient) then you may need to set a custom white balance. To do this, you’ll need to refer to your user manual, as each camera manufacturer has a different technique. Basically, it’s far easier to shoot in RAW.