Counteract casts by using Nikon Capture NX-D to tinker with white balance and temperature
Different light sources have different colour temperatures. As a result it can be a challenge for your Nikon to capture accurate colours. For example, tungsten bulbs add a warm orange colour cast to the subject, which can make skin tones look too orange. Daylight, on the other hand, will produce a cooler cast, bathing the scene in a wash of blue.
Your Nikon’s Auto White Balance (AWB) setting attempts to counteract these warm or cool casts, by cooling down or warming up the image until white areas are free from any hint of orange or blue. Once the whites are balanced then all of the other colours should look more natural. However, sometimes the AWB operation is less than successful.
You can give your Nikon a helping hand by choosing a white balance preset that matches the lighting of the location. They do a great job, but may struggle with mixed lighting conditions, such as those in our image.
Once the whites are balanced then all of the other colours should look more natural