Do you know whether to choose RAW, Jpeg or RAW+Jpeg files? Do you know what the difference is?
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Have you taken a photo indoors and it turned out orange/yellow in colour? Do you know why that happened?
The colour cast that you can see on your photo is the result of the 'colour temperature' of the light source. Daylight and electronic flash light are ‘white light’, so in these conditions your photo should look the same as it does to the naked eye, but when there are light bulbs or fluorescent lights the photo may look green or yellow.
The human eye adapts to changes in light colour, but camera sensors don’t, so what appears to be white light to the naked eye can actually vary in hue or ‘colour temperature’, and appear as another colour on a photo. We use the term white-balance to refer to this colour-cast.
We can set the white balance on our camera to compensate for these colour casts, and allow our photo to 'look normal'. There will be several options... sun, shade, household light bulb, fluorescent, etc as well as being able to set the exact colour temeperature - just choose the one that matches the light source of your photo. you can find white balance in the menu, or sometimes as the WB button on the back of your camera.
Leave the white balance on automatic if there is a mixture of light - unless you know there is only daylight or only fluorescent light for example, then change accordingly.