It has taken me longer than it should to finish this exercise, not because it was particularly difficult but because I’ve found it really frustrating. Take 3 scenes, two of which involve sunshine! I’m already panicking about getting the right conditions to take the pictures I need for the assignment for this unit. The other thing was that I felt that there was nothing new here, we covered white balance in TAOP, ok, we didn’t talk much about Kelvin scale but I struggled to find the enthusiasm for the same old thing.
Another issue I had, was when I took the pictures I stupidly didn’t note down the white balance settings I used, not to worry, I’ll be able to access them from the exif data in Lightroom, or so I thought. What I have found though is that the exif data in Lightroom is actually quite limited compared with what you are able to see in Elements, so I had to load the pictures into Elements, no big problem but it just added to the frustration and the feeling that I’ll be glad to put this exercise to bed.
So what did I find? Well without exception I got a more accurate colour produced when I used the correct White Balance setting.