21st March 2014, 10:30 PM
Here are some pointers for you, which I use most of the time my self.
1 Get a grey card for WB
2. Place it in the scene / subject you want to shoot.
3. Take a picture of the scene or subject with the grey card.
Remove the grey card & take the pic of the scene.
4 During PP use the software to take a reading from the grey card picture that you took.
5 Use the same WB setting for processing all the pics you took under the same light.
There is no ambiguity this way. Make sure your PP screen is color corrected & it will be very close to the color of the captured scene.
If your cam support custom WB, just take a reading of the grey card at the scene. Store the custom WB & you are good to go.
If you need to correct for color cast, shoot a color chart for color correction with the subject. Use the color correction for your HSL correction during PP
For max flexibility, shoot in RAW mode. Then edit during PP.
Last edited by Light Machinery; 21st March 2014 at 10:33 PM.
22nd March 2014, 10:41 PM
Re: White balance off?
If you are an audio-visual kind of person like me, might want to get more understanding from YouTube videos. Mark Wallace and the Digital Photography 1 on 1 (Adorama channel) has been a great help for me.
For white balance, here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiPL73mLeJ8...