Eliminating the Yellow from Indoor Shots

When making pictures under artificial lights indoors without flash, you may get images with a noticeable yellow or orange color cast. This comes from the light bulbs (incandescent or fluorescent) which actually produce this color. Though we don't see the unwanted color cast, sometimes the camera does not fix it properly when using automatic settings.

The lighting in this hotel lobby produce a strong yellow color cast.

If you change a setting called White Balance yourself, you can often produce more pleasing color than the camera on automatic gives you.

Adjusting the White Balance removes the unwanted color and
records the scene as it actually appears.

To learn how to make this and other changes to your camera settings, check out my one-day Getting to Know Your Digital SLR Camera class on January 27, 2018, in Missoula, Montana. (There's also a session on February 24.) Any camera that allows you to switch lenses is appropriate for this class. Click here to register online.