I braved the cold front for a bit on New Years Day, and headed out with my Tamron SP 180mm macro lens and Canon 6D to see what I could see. After I began shooting, I realized that my camera’s White Balance was set to Florescent due to some indoors video I had previously been shooting. More often than not, I will use Auto White Balance for shooting stills (in Raw format). While White Balance is easily changed during Raw processing, it affects the “mood” of my initial photos as I glance at the previews on my LCD.
In this case, I not only liked the cooling effect of the manual White Balance on my subject matter, I loved it. Improper WB’s can often render photos as unrealistic, but there are certainly times and places for creative WB usage.
Exposure Settings: 1/160 F/4.5 ISO 200, 180mm