If you use your camera with automatic white balance, the colors in most photos turn out fine. There are a few situations however, that are notoriously difficult for the automatic system. At sunset (and sunrise) there is so much red in the light, that the camera tries to compensate for this in its white balance setting. You do want this red light however, because that determines the mood of the picture. Switch from automatic white balance to ‘Daylight’ in a situation like that, so that the camera will not automatically try to compensate. This is very important if you shoot in JPEG. If you shoot in RAW, it’s not that important because the white balance of a RAW shot is set in the RAW conversion stage.

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