Remember, by all means change the white balance when you move into a scene or room with totally different lighting or go outside. Auto generally works acceptably outside and in many interior situations where lighting is relatively uniform. Try preset or custom white balance to get you out of color trouble in difficult lighting and overall better color rendition by the camera.
At Thomas Haynes Photography, we go one step further. We use a color chart like this one from xrite:
While we consider a color reference such as the XRite products Passport totally necessary to get accurate color critically accurate, simply using a custom or preset white balance from a white sheet of printer paper or sturdier white foam core board will work a small miracle in difficult lighting situations.
You can do it...if you would rather spend your time with clients and not so much with a camera and editing software, drop an email to Thomas Haynes Photography using the email box at upper right of the blog page. We will respond and meet with you as you wish. We work in the greater Knoxville area of east Tennessee, out of Clinton. Email us and a we may begin a conversation on normal email where you are not limited to the blog page text box.
Send questions,brag on us(yes!) honestly, make comments, any way you choose to open the door to communication. This can be a win for both of us. You can even have us to do the photos.
Oops,ran out of time and space but will get into using shadow, contrast and saturation via your computer software in the next post.