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So everybody know that if you pick a higher colour temperature than that of the light you are under, you will get a warmer image; vice versa, if you pick a lower temperature, the imagery will end up with cooler light. What I want to know is why does this happen, and is there some sort of middle value the camera is trying to set everything on? That is, if I’m under 6000 K lighting and I pick 10,000 K white balance, is there a way for me to calculate which lighting (colour temperature) will I end up under? This is better generalized as given two colour temperatures, real one and chosen one, what will be the resulting one in the imagery? Also, are there any limits in terms of difference between the real temperature and the chose one that shouldn’t be surpassed, thus avoiding really ugly results? Ultimately, if going for a warmer image, I will always end up under a yellower image and not redder or more orange?