White balance problem or blue daughter?

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  1. ShotwellPhotography

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    It seems all photos of my 2 year old daughter always have white balance issues, even when photos of other people seem to have no problem. She always seems to be a bit bluer than normal skin tone. Do some people just photograph like this, or do I just need to work on my white balance skills?
     
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    Is your monitor calibrated?

    You can't really make an accurate assessment of your images unless your monitor has been properly calibrated.

    I'm not on a calibrated screen here, but she doesn't look blue to me.
     
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    judging by the whites of her eyes, I'd say that the white balance is pretty much on. probably all the red carpet around her is throwing off your eyes.
     
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    I never have, and i guess I probably should. I Googled it, but I saw many ways, and some involving software. How do I do it.

    I am just confused that I really only see this problem with my daughter.
     
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    Well that picture you posted looks dead set accurate colour wise. Definitely not blue.

    Calibration often involves buying a small bit of calibration hardware. That ranges in price around the $100 mark. It takes measurements of the screen and then writes a custom curve to the video card to ensure it's dead on.

    It's interesting that you think this only happens with your daughter, can you post a picture of something you think looks right? If things are consistent we should perceive that as yellow.
     
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    My monitor is not calibrated. And the color of your photo looks right to me.
     
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    My monitor is calibrated and to me the shot posted looks pretty accurate in terms of color.
     
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    Calibrated monitor here, maybe a slight red cast due to the carpet, definitely nothing blue about it.
     
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    POS laptop screen here, looks great to me as well.
     
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    Well since I really dont have any money to spend right now, I'll just have to hope my screen is fine. I really never see problems with any photos posted here, unless of course there is a problem. I am on a laptop, does that make a difference.

    Here is a photo of my son, which I see as being fine. Well, I think I do. Since everyone saw the first one as being fine, I'm all confused about what I think is right.

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