I am just glad to be back, and although not a part of the blog circle, here is the actual post from 7-15-16.
Most cameras will give you white balance built in options to choose from, whether they be point-and-shoot models or professional gear. Sometimes you will see cute little toggles like a sun, some clouds, a light bulb, etc. that you can switch to before taking a picture. This usually signifies bright sun, a cloudy day, or inside under florescent or other lighting.
When you take a photo in jpeg mode, whatever you choose to switch or toggle to is what you are stuck with. You might be able to adjust the lighting or color saturation, or use a photo action to change the mood of your picture, but you won't have the choices or options that you would have, had you shot the photo in RAW.
RAW format, and using Camera Raw software, allows you to customize or change the mood of your photo out of the camera.
Because I have had a rather taxing week, I have a few photos I have been saving that were not previously edited that I could fall back on when times do not allow me to get out and photograph an entirely new scenario. This week I am going back to Billie on the patio swing. Below I have taken the photo and processed it three different ways straight out of camera, using Camera Raw. The only thing I've done to the photos is changed the white balance options. Watch and see the mood change.
Below I have the final edit of the photo, which I did by choosing a WARM option. Ever since I did this series of photographs with Billie, she looks to jump up and snooze on the swing whenever I take her out to the back patio. I think she likes it!
I would encourage you to experiment with your camera settings and try out different white balance options in camera as well as through your editing process, to change the mood and feel of your photo. Have a great weekend!