We've had a few questions lately about white balance and how it works, here's a quick how to of using white balance to great effect in your images.
From these images it's easy to see that the Tungsten is the coolest image, therefore it must be the warmest colour of light, the camera is making the biggest change to the image, and is coming out a lovely shade of blue. Which do you think is the coolest colour of light?
There are a few methods we can use to avoid this, the first and most simple is to use a single light source. The camera can make it's adjustments and hopefully you end up with a good image.The other option is to use a filter on your cameras flash. This means covering your flash with a semi-transparent film that essentially turns the light from your flash to match the ambient light in the room. I'll be doing another post on how to go about this in the future.
Have a good example of using white balance in your images? I'd love to see your contributions in the comments below.