incorrect white balance values assigned??

posted on 20th of january, 2010

I have an image that was rejected because of " incorrect white balance value assigned", what does this mean and how can I make sure 1. that I have the correct white balance assigned, and 2. how can I prevent this from happening in the future? I have seven days to resubmit the image with this correction made, not sure at all how to do it to get it right. can anyone help?

Thanks in advance for your kindness, knowledge and support!

Comments (8)

Posted by Tan510jomast on January 21, 2010
white balance is in relation to the color temperature of light.
this can be problematic if there are different lighting in your shooting location . the colour temperature of flash, sunrise, sunset, tungsten light, cloudy day,etc.. all have varying light temperature. your camera will have an option to customize and manually set this so you won't be getting this inccorect WB problem.
some cases are totally unavoidable, like if you are shooting in say a shopping centre where there is a skylight and a strong illumination of fluorescent and other artificial light. this may pose a problem when most times, in such a situation you need to shoot at a slow shutter speed.
thus, you get the wrong WB.
in your example above, one is cool and the other is warm,
which is due to situation like a cloudy day and the other during sunset or near some artificial illumination lke our house lamps which are dreadfully yellow.
the spectrum strength from cool end of the light which is blue...(More)
Posted by Javashots on January 21, 2010
Thanks so much for all your comments! I am going for the corection now and then resubmit. You guys are awesome, thanks again!
Posted by Frantab01 on January 21, 2010
when i have a prob i try and do it in photoshop - adjustments - match color - then tick neutral box (doesn't always work)
or else i try what mani said below
or go to levels and press the grey dropper and find a grey spot and keep clicking on grey spots till the white balance is what you'd like it to be (isn't always easy)

good luck :)
Posted by Mani33 on January 21, 2010
From photoshop also you can go to image -> adjustments -> brightness/contrast
Try to balance between the two values till you get the right white balance.
Good Luck ;)
Posted by Shootalot on January 21, 2010
Some adjustment can be made in adobe photoshop under enhance, then adjust color, then color variations. You will be presented with a series of options to adjust blue, green and red. Also try auto levels to see if that does not fix the problem. Good luck.
Posted by Luissantos84 on January 20, 2010
check this out http://edwinsetiawan.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/white-balance-correction-by-using-photoshop/
Posted by Javashots on January 20, 2010
Thanks, I usually always shoot RAW. Unfortunately this series was shot in jpg fine, only. I can use Lightroon to correct the white balance, I am just wanting to find out if there is an accurate way to get the "correct" white balance setting. I tried the auto white balance setting, but I am worried this will be incorrect as well. Hoping someone out there can help me find a solution to setting the white balance correctly either in Lightroom or photoshop. Thanks for your reply!
Posted by Luissantos84 on January 20, 2010
Don't know much, but I guess if you have shoot in RAW you can adjust the WB settings..

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