Learn how to set the custom white balance function using the Canon A610/A620
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Setting the custom white balance in the Canon A619 is pretty easy. First thing is you don’t want to be in the auto mode. You want to be in the program mode so move your mode dial to program. You can also use other modes for this but auto mode does not allow for custom white balance.
So, let's our camera on and it's in the function menu where you set your white balance so we’re going to press the function button to access the menu and here is the menu.
Now, I’m going to press the down navigation button to move down. This is the second function setting and this is your white balance. So here at the bottom, you can see that you have several white balance options from auto white balance to daylight, cloudy tungsten and so on. At the very end is your custom white balance so just press the right navigation button to get to custom. And I noticed that there’s little brackets in the center showed up. And here it has a menu evaluate white balance. So basically, that means that I press the menu button to take the white balance setting.
So, you want to have a white background as I do right here and put it in your scene. If you’re taking a portrait and it’s outdoors, you can just have the person that you’ve taken a portrait of hold it. If it’s product photography and you’re indoors, you’re using either tungsten lighting or fluorescent lighting, just place a white piece of paper or a white board in front of the scene and here is the menu button. So, I’m going to press the menu button, it’s going to take a little sample and that’s it and that’s my custom white balance.