Digital to Analog: Daylight White Balance in Various Lighting Scenarios

As more and more photographers start going from digital to analog, we wanted to teach everyone about a big part of how you not only see light, but also color. Note that most film is balanced to daylight, so if you go about shooting with it in various situations, you’ll either like the results or you won’t.

So with that said, we’ve compiled a number of images from our archives showing you how colors in a scene render when using daylight white balance. This post encompasses mostly digital photos, and you should know when you go into a film lab to get your images developed, sometimes a technician will try to “fix the images”. But you should keep this in mind regardless to get your most desired results.

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Daylight-indoors-no-flash-at-night-tungsten-lighting

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Daylight-no-flash-at-night-NYC-streets

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Daylight-no-flash-window-light-indoors

Daylight-White-Balance-at-twilight

Daylight-White-Balance-at-night-indoors

Daylight-White-Balance-at-night-tungsten-lighting

Daylight-White-Balance-in-Golden-Hour-Light

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