Setting the White Balance
Before trying to create your own custom white balance settings, take a few pictures using the other presets. You’ll get a feel for how the images look using the different settings. This may work for you.
Or, you can take the next step, and adjust the white balance. Creating custom white balance is pretty much the same for all cameras. But, it is time-consuming. You must adjust the white balance setting every time the light changes, or you change scenes.
You have two options for setting the Canon 50D custom white balance. You can find the whitest item in the room or landscape. Or, you bring a white card. The white card is the easiest way to do this since you might not find an object that is completely white.
Set up the card somewhere in the scene. Focus on the card, and then take a picture of the card. Go into the main menu, and go to the custom white balance setting. You should see the photo you just took. Then, the camera will ask you if you want to use this photo to make your custom white balance setting. Select yes. You must finally change the camera’s white balance setting to the custom white balance setting.
Remember, you have to do this for every shot that you take. If not, your images will look fine for one sequence of shots and not the next. Also, you must do this for every photo shoot.