The Science of Photography: Color Temperature and White Balance

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The Science of Photography: Color Temperature and White Balance

Learning how color temperature and white balance affect images straight out of the camera is one of the foundations of photography! Join Whitney Minten as she breaks down the science behind everything temperature and white balance in this amazing episode of The Science of Photography!

Whitney comes to us with degrees in biology, computer science and robotics. While at university and as part of several robotics startups, she wrote code to control robots and their various sensors, including cameras. She also trained experts on how to use these robots in a variety of settings, from search and rescue workers operating in a disaster, to astronauts training on the seafloor. She worked for several years at an optical spectrometer company where she programmed spectrometers and learned the physics behind light and color at their most fundamental levels. Later, she taught Photoshop and graphic design as an adjunct professor. Yet, it wasn’t until after she became a mom that she picked up a camera for the purpose of creating art. This unconventional career path allows Whitney to bring to bear a diverse technical background that promises a unique depth to her work, while her skills as an educator allow her to explain it in a way that remains accessible.

2 Reviews for The Science of Photography: Color Temperature and White Balance

“This tutorial cleared up all my questions about white balance in easy to understand instruction.”


“This is great information. I learned some new things and can't wait to try them out. One thing I can tell you, is that you can Sync your settings and actually have a dialog box where you can select only White Balance or add other things to it instead of setting up a preset. Just edit one image and then shift-click on the image(s) you want to sync and right click and select sync and you should be able to choose what you want or do not want.”