Hello to all the clubsnap members will like your help in some area. First of all I do own a DSLR for like 1yrs+ near 2 but only recently I’m active in photography as I tot its be a waste to let it sleep in my dry cabinet so I always bring it out to shoot events(only for relatives and friends) also with friend to shoot city/landscape and sunrise/set. Recently I helped my cousin to shoot during her baby “man yue” or “full month”. My setup for the event is Canon 500D + 17-55 + 580EX MK2(first time using flash so set to TTL mode) but I realize the photo are quite yellowish and I goggles and know that there are thing call “18% grey custom white-balance” thing.
1) So if I were to get the 18% grey card and took a photo of it, do I need to follow any specific setting to take the photo of the 18% grey card?
2) Once I set it as my custom white-balance does that mean it will suit all environments? Or different environments need different custom white-balance? e.g(18% grey, black & white? or others?)
3) If different environments need different custom white-balance under what condition u will know what environments use what type of white-balance?
4) Any pro out there to post some “auto white-balance” and “custom white-balance” photo under different environments to show the different? As I don’t have the 18% grey card to tryout now tho. Or any good link so I can research and understand more.
Lastly THANKS for taking your time to read up this post!.