Canon EOS Rebel T6/1300D For Dummies
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Normally, the Rebel T6/1300D renders colors accurately through its automatic white-balancing system, which compensates for any color added to a scene by the light source. For example, incandescent lights infuse a scene with a warm tint, which is neutralized by the white-balancing system.

When a scene is lit by two or more light sources, though, the camera can get confused, creating a photo that has an unnatural color tint. In that event, you may be able to fix things through the following options:

  • Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type: Available in Portrait, Landscape, Sports, and Close-up scene modes, this option enables you to tell the camera to compensate for a particular light source or, for outdoor shots, the lighting conditions. Your choices include Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, and Sunset. For Portrait, Sports, and Close-up modes, you also can choose Fluorescent Light and Tungsten Light (select this setting for incandescent bulbs as well as tungsten bulbs). To return to the regular, automatic white-balancing formula, select Default.
  • Color Tone (Food mode only): When you use the Food scene mode, you lose access to the Shoot by Lighting or Scene Type option. In its place, you get a Color Tone slider that enables you to make colors warmer (more red) or cooler (more blue).

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Julie Adair King is a veteran digital photography author and educator whose books are industry bestsellers. She is author of Digital Photography For Dummies as well as thirty books on Canon and Nikon cameras. Her books have sold more than a million copies.

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