Concept of color temperature

Por FreeJpg Editor

Posted on 2016-06-25

If we talk about color temperature, we refer to the warmth or coolness of the light emitted by a source.

Each of these light sources exhibit a different color or light color temperature is measured in degrees Kelvin and range from red (warm light) to blue (cold light).

The chromatic effect that emits light through a light source depends on its temperature. If the temperature is low, it will increase the amount of yellow and red light contained in instead if the color temperature is kept high the number of blue luminescence was increased.

This color temperature can be changed by highlighting conversion filters on the light sources.

We have 4 examples of lights: Daylight, continuous light, flash light and mixed light.

Daylight, is varying in color temperature as the sun is moving and atmospheric conditions are changing. During the morning it becomes a pink color, and in the evening turns yellowish orange toward the sunset, then at night is a tendency to blue.

Continuous light, the light that can be found in a photography studio. We can achieve effects and Colorées we would become impossible with a natural light source.

The flash light is very similar to the temperature of the sun and the speed of emission of flash this light, makes it exceed 1 / 50,000 of a second, this allows can cripple a movement of the subject making images more sharpness

Finally the mixed light, refers to the mixture of daylight and artificial light.

To manipulate color temperature with our camera, we have to make a white balance. In this way we tell our camera that is pure white in the scene where we are and according to the light we have. The cameras usually bring default settings according to the types of lighting.

When you're first starting out in photography the terms "White Balance" and "Color Temperature" can see alien and intimidating. Luckily we have 6 tips for you that explain exactly what they are and how you can use them to improve your photography.