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    Which white balance do you normally use to get a proper white balance; AWB, Daylight, using grey card, using expodisc?

    This is for shooting without using flash.

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    I shoot RAW. Set it AWB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalib View Post
    I shoot RAW. Set it AWB.
    Regardless of RAW or Jpeg, AWB would do the trick most of the time..
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    Other than dusk and dawn I use AWB 9% of the time.
    A photo is an art painted by light.

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    AWB, as I only shoot raw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Matter View Post
    Other than dusk and dawn I use AWB 9% of the time.
    sorry care to share what's your preferred WB for the remaining 91%?

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    AWB+RAW...this is because i like to experiment with many colour settings in PP to achieve different effects so WB is not an issue for me..UNLESS when shooting portraits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reuters View Post
    sorry care to share what's your preferred WB for the remaining 91%?
    i think he meant 99%.

    anyway, outdoor daylight, awb will work most of the time.
    dusk and dawn maybe not as good, this is where raw files helps.
    for indoor, a wb card will help greatly.

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    But the AWB would make the model skin tone shift towards yellowish. Using a grey card, the color would shift towards blue(theoritically wouldn't be this technique is the most accurate, or something wrong with my card?).

    Using Kelvin, the color would shift towards red.

    But is it correct if the model is a chinese then AWB is the most accurate one despite the skin tone shift towards yellow?

    For me, I want to at least get the right WB on camera than PP.

    Do you shoot in AWB and then adjust the color using color temperature on DPP or adjusting the color balanace on Photoshop?

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    Default Re: Your WB setting for outdoor shoot

    ...in jpg, i tend to go manual for wb....using a white backgnd (or paper) as a setting reference under that lighting condition...

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    I always shoot in RAW+JPG on AWB. If colour is terrible I will manually adjust it on the spot - otherwise Lightroom will do the trick

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete2322 View Post
    But the AWB would make the model skin tone shift towards yellowish. Using a grey card, the color would shift towards blue(theoritically wouldn't be this technique is the most accurate, or something wrong with my card?).

    Using Kelvin, the color would shift towards red.

    But is it correct if the model is a chinese then AWB is the most accurate one despite the skin tone shift towards yellow?

    For me, I want to at least get the right WB on camera than PP.

    Do you shoot in AWB and then adjust the color using color temperature on DPP or adjusting the color balanace on Photoshop?
    hmm how do u use your grey card? do u place the card with the model in the same light as u are shooting? and ensure that there's not reflection on the card?

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    I mostly set it to AWB..
    Unless the lighting is very extreme then I'll adjust accordingly.

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    i use AWB most of the time.. i dont change it much coz, to be honest, as a newbie, i usually forget to adjust it..
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    AWB. Sometimes Daylight if required.

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    I shoot mainly in RAW.

    Nevertheless, to keep the workflow consistent (starting point), I use

    Daylight WB outdoors on most occasions.

    Cloudy if I want to "keep" those sunrise - sunset hues.

    AWB for (casual ~ party, holidays, etc) indoors.

    Custom WB for portraits.

    For night photography, "I try everthing" if time permits; otherwise AWB.
    Last edited by yyD70S; 17th January 2010 at 04:50 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yyD70S View Post
    I shoot mainly in RAW.

    Nevertheless, to keep the workflow consistent (starting point), I use

    Daylight WB outdoors on most occasions.

    Cloudy if I want to "keep" those sunrise - sunset hues.

    AWB for (casual ~ party, holidays, etc) indoors.

    Custom WB for portraits.

    For night photography, "I try everthing" if time permits; otherwise AWB.
    How do you use the Custom WB?

    As for the grey card, I usually ask the model to hold the card and then I'll shoot the card. Is it possible the model doesn't really hold it straight and that's why it's not accurate?

    Or maybe due to using a china make grey card?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Legoz View Post
    Regardless of RAW or Jpeg, AWB would do the trick most of the time..
    Shoot Jpeg with AWB in sunset and sunrise. Good luck to u

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    Quote Originally Posted by reuters View Post
    sorry care to share what's your preferred WB for the remaining 91%?
    Quote Originally Posted by wdEvA View Post
    i think he meant 99%.

    anyway, outdoor daylight, awb will work most of the time.
    dusk and dawn maybe not as good, this is where raw files helps.
    for indoor, a wb card will help greatly.
    Paisay I meant 90% of the time...
    A photo is an art painted by light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dark Matter View Post
    Paisay I meant 90% of the time...
    ok thanks for the clarification..

    so the usual is to use AWB for most of the shoots? i was trying between daylight and cloudy for most outdoor shoots.. i will only use AWB for indoor shoots..

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