Digital Imaging first assignment: take a picture with correct white balance.
I set my camera on a stool in my living room (next time I’ll use a tripod). The light coming through the window was soft sun. The paint on my wall is a very subtle shade that changes color depending on the kind of light in the room, so I thought it would be a good test for hue and tone. After reading the manual on how to set a custom white balance, I set my camera appropriately. I focused the camera on the gray card and made the shutter speed and aperture adjust automatically. I took the picture. The white balance information from that shot was stored in the camera. I manually re-focused the camera on the couch, set the camera to custom white balance (which uses the settings of the picture I just took), and snapped the shutter. Then I switched to automatic white balance and took another one. The difference is obvious. The color in the second one is much paler and grayer.