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    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Oh, this looks interesting. Is there a local place to order this from?
    I don't think any local shops carries them.
    I got it direct from them.

    I prefer a grey card over those white balance caps like expo disc, as I can just pass the card to the subject (model for portrait), and ask the subject to display it when i'm taking a white balance shot to be used during pp.
    rather than going to the subject's position and aim at the light source.

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    yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by wdEvA View Post
    I don't think any local shops carries them.
    I got it direct from them.

    I prefer a grey card over those white balance caps like expo disc, as I can just pass the card to the subject (model for portrait), and ask the subject to display it when i'm taking a white balance shot to be used during pp.
    rather than going to the subject's position and aim at the light source.
    Thanks for the info.

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    you know,

    these wb cap things can be diyed.

    just go to those $2 shop or ikea.

    there got sell those kitchen drawer mats
    (comes in blue/transparent)

    get the transparent 1 and cut a piece bigger than your lens, put infront of your lens and shoot towards the light. exactly the same.

    the extra parts can even be used for a flash diffuser. or used as a drawer mat as it was intended.

    (if im not wrong, bubble wrap also can work, just that its too flimsy)

    well, in my case, i only use AWB and custom kelvin for wb.
    AWB for constantly changing lights and custom kelvin in indoor places where lighting is fairly constant.
    i also gel my flash from time to time, so wb can be a little tricky. use custom kelvin is the best. you get what you want instantly, no need to take this, shoot that.
    (im working in a on-the-go environment so no time to use grey card one. mostly based on eye judgement)

    if you're do portaits in a studio, use a grey card la, its the most reliable. sometimes different strobes have different color also. like canon nikon speedlites have different color, damn irritating.
    Last edited by IsenGrim; 23rd September 2010 at 02:55 PM.

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    i also prefer to use a WB Card esp for product photography.

    sometimes the strobes give out an inconsistent kelvin (esp the china brands, no offence) thus the white balance might be off.

    so i just place it at a corner of the frame where i would crop out later on and snap the pic with the card in it.
    During PP, i just take the droplet tool and pick on the grey card.

    it just takes a couple of seconds to get it right.
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    for Weddings, Family Portraits, Executive Portraits, etc

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    i meant use the Mid-Tone picker to correct the colour..
    not droplet.. hahaah what was i even thinking
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