While RAW offers white balance flexibility, it’s still useful to get it right in the camera


posted Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 3:00 PM EST


Last week, we shared a couple videos from landscape photographer Dave Morrow. For the uninitiated, he's on the move for much of the year and regularly records his travels via his YouTube channel. His newest video as part of his "Landscape Photography Journals" series focuses on his live view shooting technique and how he sets a custom white balance in the field.

One of the more common reasons for shooting RAW is to be able to easily adjust your white balance during post-processing. However, that doesn't mean you shouldn't try to get it right in the camera. When you're in the field, you can see your scene first-hand and try to match what you see with your eyes to what you see on your camera. Of course, your camera's display is not perfect, but if you're shooting live view like Morrow often does, you can get very close by dialing in a custom Kelvin temperature white balance.

To learn more about Morrow's live view shooting technique, check out his video below. What are your live view shooting techniques? Let us know in the comments below.

(Via Dave Morrow)