Hey Pictagers! I’m back again! For those of you that didn’t get a chance to read my last post, Part 1 of this tutorial, we have been talking about levels, what they mean and how to use them. One thing I realized after writing Part 1 is that even though I talked about the white point of an image, I didn’t quite explain what it is, how to find it, and how it helps you regulate the levels of an image.
The simple definition is that the white point of an image is what is recognized as it’s brightest point. Sometimes that’s your subject, but sometimes it is something else like the sky, a bright window or a light fixture. With a well exposed image this won’t make of a difference, especially if you’re using flash…but if you aren’t using a flash or you have a misfire the white point can end up nowhere