help with white balance!

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    imagine photography TPF Noob!

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    Hi, This is my first time here and am very excited to find somewhere to ask my questions.

    I am fairly new at photography and have finally figured out my ISO, appature, shutter speed and so on, but so far white balance confuses me. I have a Nikon D70 and am getting good pictures although my lights are not the best. (Recommend good lights if you like). My white background always looks dull and when I brighten it up my subjects skin color is off. I know that my white balance might help but do not know how to set it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    imagine photography TPF Noob!

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    Thanks so much for replying. That was helpful because i do quite a bit of outdoor photography. Is there any way you might could give me some ideas though on the setting I would use with my studio lights. This is where I am having trouble getting my backdrop to look white while still keeping skin tones natural. There is a setting for incandesant and floresant and so on. Any advice is very happily accepted.
     
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    fmw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    To make the white background white, you need to increase the amount of light on it. White balance corrects color casts, not luminosity.
     

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