Just my 2cents input.
There is also a limited distance you can stretch your hands holding the gray card in front of the camera to allow adequate lighting for measurement.
Sry for so many questions. Quite noob in it.
u can cover yr lens with it
another trick is to place the grey card at that particular spot and take a picture of it ...regardless of the changing lighting the grey card will be yr ref for wb when u do colour/wb adjustment in yr photoshop.
Last edited by eow; 14th December 2006 at 05:40 PM.
Do u happen to use the Garyfong lightsphere inverted dome??? If yes, actually u can use the lid to do a preset WB. Just cover the lid over ur lens and point the lens towards ur light source and do the preset. Remember to turn the AF off. It seems to be quite good. Have been using this for my event shooting. Learn this from someone in some photography forum. forget which forum liao. Hope this will help u. Cheers!
NOTE: dahaoren = 打好人 ;)
yes i have.infact i have both.cloudy and clear.
so use the dome, set to manual focus and fire away,
then use that pic for WB?
i shall try it.
the only thing is i find it very leceh to go next to model, take a reading and set it.then change background, change location, got to do all over again.doh.
i'm a lazy photographer.
Last edited by eow; 14th December 2006 at 11:21 AM.
hahaha.. i like eow's reply. hee...
u can preset WB without the need of capturing an image. i think the manual is in a better position to advice in preset WB. cloudy and clear? eerrr... what i know is the white translucent piece of lid that my friend always suan me that why i spend so much money on a plastic plate.
This method tends to give u a neutral WB and then u just minus abit to give u the desired warmness loh.
Lastly, don;t be lazy lah. or else Eow will shoot for you liao. hee...
NOTE: dahaoren = 打好人 ;)
Wah jeanie.. looks like you r planning to buy a lot of things wor, just collect year end bonus is it?
I hv one expodisc actually, it does work, but then after a while I noticed that most of the time I still prefer to use a gray card.. I don't feel that expodisc is easier or more convenient to use.
And I hv compared the result with using the inverted dome of the LS2, the effect is quite close so I guess it will be good to save that $250 for other purposes..
I'm quite interested to find out how does GFLS use to preset WB? Using a D50, and its auto WB is not that satisfying..
For me, the best Custom WB is using the Pringles Cap, hahah ... and I believe a lot of ppl here does the same ...
you also can place the gray card in near your subject, shoot the gray card together with the subject, than during PS post production, take this image, use the the mid tone eyedropper of level or curve tool to click on the gray card, than the gray point are been set.