How Do White Balance Canon DSLR Cameras | Photography Tips and Tricks

Hello, and this is a quick tutorial from Gmax Studios to tell you how to do a custom white balance on the Canon cameras, specifically the Canon 5D. So you press the white balance button on top of the camera, and rotate the dial at the back of the camera that will make your camera change the white balance settings, and the custom white balance setting is denoted by this funny strange looking symbol to triangles and a square. So that is what you need to remember. So anyway coming back to we have this image, and right now I’m on auto white balance and this is lit by lamp, a table lamp, and you can see that the tones are fairly warm. So all that we have to do is under these same lighting conditions we put in a white piece of paper. By doing this we tell the camera that this is white, and we take a picture. Once we have taken the picture we go to the manual, to the custom white balance setting which is just beneath the white balance setting, and if we press that, if we select that option we see the picture that we have just taken to be displayed, and we press the set button, and it says use white balance data from this image and you say yes. And then you go to your white balance and set the custom white balance. And that’s it and once you’ve come back, you will see that the image is much more neutral, all the colors are just the way they are supposed to be. Here is the difference between the two images, the first one on automatic white balance, and the second one on custom white balance. Subscribe to Gmax Studios on You Tube to watch more videos like this and we will be back with other tips for you. Thank you.


  1. david varghese May 12, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Thnks….yre de best!!!!

  2. kedar benade May 12, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    The quality of all video from you are very very nice & you explain very nicely so that anyone can understand. i enjoyed every video of yours. thanks for the knowledge.

  3. K Rakesh patra May 12, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    plz give told me for nikon ………

  4. Chinmay H May 12, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Your videos are simple and to the point. Looking forward for more videos

  5. Zahoor Ah Baba May 13, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    please tell me nikon D3100

  6. ravi Aswal May 14, 2015 at 8:56 am

    hello sir your video tutorials is so good and simple …please give your tutorial af setting incanon mark 3 because I confuse how to set this thnx

  7. Bhushree Thakur May 14, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Looking forward for more. Thank you!

  8. GMAX STUDIOS May 14, 2015 at 7:44 pm


  9. Roop Singh AVZzz May 16, 2015 at 4:24 am

    Sir plz tell us about something like PRODUCT SHOOT

  10. HITESH THAKUR August 10, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    sir how can i increase my shutter speed in canon 550d

  11. HITESH THAKUR August 10, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    sir give some tutorial in hindi regarding understanding of lense

  12. HumayunHussainVEVO February 20, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    agr Hum ek bar is ko set kar dyty hai to kiya ye har jaga white kary ga ya phir say karna hoga ?

  13. UNIVERSAL PRODUCTIONS, LLC March 19, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Great!! simple, fast and to the point.

  14. Dilip Tamang July 26, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Sir give some tutorial in Hindi regarding setting of video on cannon 70D. thanks

  15. Reekendra Singh July 28, 2016 at 10:50 am

    plz upload some video on photography

  16. Akash Kumar December 23, 2016 at 3:34 am

    hey i have question
    i have canon 700D. when i click images from my cam ad zoom them up those picture are not sharp and don't have fine details.
    its because of my camera or what? how can i fix it help me 🙂

  17. Akash Kumar January 1, 2017 at 5:42 am

    thank I'll try

  18. Manjeet Agrawat February 14, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    Sir mere pass canon 700d ha jab night me focus karte ha us time yellow color ki light jalti ha wo usme nahi jal rahi ha uske karan focus karne me problem aa rahi ha sir plz.. Solve my problem

  19. Kiranraj V.M December 16, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Very nice….explanation is clear….thanks for the videos 🙂
    GMAX …..:)

  20. amit gahlot January 22, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Camera is in auto or manual mode while taking white paper pic?

  21. Susheel Gurung Official January 29, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Hi there! Actually I did exactly what you have taught in the Tutorial but what happened is once I did that it looks greenish in color. So please do help me. Thank you.

  22. Susheel Gurung Official January 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Actually I have had done this in canon 5d Mark ii.

  23. Shakir Ansari April 17, 2018 at 7:15 am

    vary helpful

  24. Gaurav Chavan May 10, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    your Grate SirJi

  25. Isaac Truman August 24, 2018 at 3:47 am


  26. rajiv sharma September 18, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    sir Panasonic lumix Fz 2500 white balance kase kare

  27. Art and Sketch December 9, 2018 at 10:55 am

    This is perfect video 🙂

  28. HueTubeR December 21, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Nikon bodies are much simpler.

  29. irmawati febriani December 27, 2018 at 11:47 pm


  30. Redzuan Samsudin February 13, 2019 at 3:31 pm

    When you take the cwb on white paper, do you have to cover the whole frame/viewfinder? Tjanks

  31. John Burgos February 25, 2019 at 1:39 am

    The answer was quick and straight to the point! Thank you!

  32. Suriya Prakash April 19, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    Sir,this the same process for canon eos 77d modle.

  33. Prakash Jetwani June 10, 2019 at 6:18 pm


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