White balance is the way in which cameras compensate for differing temperatures of light. Super warm or orange light affects the color of your image, as does cooler or bluer light. In order to combat this, the camera will adjust its white balance accordingly.
Halide does its best to automatically select the best white balance settings for a given scene, sometimes you need to take over manually. With climate change and increased fires, like we saw in September of 2020, capturing the insanely apocalyptic orange sky required locking the white balance to “daylight.”
To adjust your white balance, swipe up on the quickbar and tap on AWB.
A handful of presets will appear, allowing you to adjust your white balance accordingly. Easy! To revert to auto white balance, tap on AWB.
That’s it for now. In our next tutorial we'll look at how you can use Halide for shooting Portraits and working with Depth.