- Set the camera for ISO 400, AV mode, evaluative metering, and take one picture of the same scene in the following WB (white balance) modes that are on the camera: AWB, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten, white fluorescent, flash.
- Upload the finished pictures to your journal and in your captions describe what occurs in each shot as you change your WB setting.
- Set the camera for ISO 400, AV mode, evaluative metering, place your white balance setting to AWB (automatic white balance).
- Totally fill your frame with the white balance calibration target and take a picture. Change your image display so that you can see the histogram. The target is separated into three areas (white, middle gray, and black). When you look at the histogram you should be able to see how each of these areas are shown.
- Totally fill your frame with the gray section where the circular target is located – you may need to manually focus the camera. This shot will allow you to set your camera to a custom white balance – this should equalize all of your shots.
- After you have taken the photo in step 3, use this photo to set your custom white balance. If you change location, you will need to recalibrate to the new lighting environment. For instance, if you shoot in the hallway outside our class, you’ll need a different custom white balance than you will inside our room.
- Post before (AWB) and after (Custom White Balance) pictures to your journal along with the target shot you used.