How to get beautiful colorsYour camera wants to see the world in 50% gray. It's not her fault she's programmed that way. Your camera wants the shadows and the lights to be balanced and she wants no color cast from an incorrect white balance. Using the automatic exposure programs on your camera, you will get correctly exposured photos with reliable color replication.More Like This
Or not. Try for example a photo of a candlelight scene. Your camera will correct the warm light from the candle to a neutral white light. This will give you a more or less correct color reproduction from a color chart, but maybe that's not what you want to do when you sit with your family under the Christmas tree. Maybe you would rather reproduce the ambient and the feeling of the scene. But with the white balance set to automatic the candlelight will appear neutral white on your photo. "That's not how I remembered the evening", you will say when looking at the photos "where did all the warmth go?
Was the warmth only in your head? Of course not. It w