Tip of the Day – White Balance in Lightroom

Tip of the Day – White Balance in Lightroom

If the dog has some white fur, easily set white balance in Lightroom with this simple trick. In this video (click here to watch the video on Instagram), we start off with As Shot white balance. I cycle through Cloudy, Shade and then Auto white balance using the drop-down menu. Each of these settings leaves the image looking a little green. A better way is to use White Balance Selector eyedropper tool. Grab it from the Basic adjustments panel, then click on the image on a patch of white fur that should be pure white. Lightroom will automatically adjust the White Balance sliders for you to make that part white, so the rest of the image is also correctly balanced. You may need to click around with the eyedropper a few times or adjust the sliders manually to get it perfect, but it’s a great start!

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L II, ISO 800, 1/1250 sec, f2.8

This is the white balance corrected image.

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