White Balance & Shooting RAW in Stitch Panorama

Winter_Rush-FBWinter Rush Philadelphia – F/22 @ 20 seconds, 24mm, ISO 100, 40 Mega Pixels

To put it in simple terms, adjusting white balance is telling the software, Lightroom 5 in my case, which part of my photograph is naturally white. Like for example shooting in the snow, if you put the white balance selector to the snow part of the photograph it will adjust accordingly to show that the snow is indeed white and the color temperature of the light source. The eyes can determine which part of the scene is white but the camera cannot.

Untitled_Panorama1Before White Balance Adjust

In stitch panorama I always shoot RAW and preset my White Balance to Daylight. You cannot use Auto WB in like 10 frames that you are going to stitch because there will be visible different color cast in each frame. However setting the same White Balance and adjusting them later after you stitch them will avoid this issue.

PS. The photo was shot during rush hour in Philadelphia. It snowed 9 inches two days prior. I shot this 20 minutes after sunset. See the difference?

I hope you get the idea 🙂




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