How to remove yellow tint?


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sin77

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When I'm shooting indoor events, there's always a yellow cast caused by the incandescent lamp.

Hence, how do I get rid of it?

1. Will setting WB to Incandescent help to eliminate totally?
2. Do I need to use a flash gel? Blue colour one?
 

flipfreak

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shooting raw will be the best way because sometimes even using tungsten wb on the camera cannot get rid of the yellow tint. if u want to use gels, u shld gel your flash yellow, not blue.
 

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When I'm shooting indoor events, there's always a yellow cast caused by the incandescent lamp.

Hence, how do I get rid of it?

1. Will setting WB to Incandescent help to eliminate totally?
2. Do I need to use a flash gel? Blue colour one?
I also got such problem when I first shoot an event.
Then I tried another event in RAW, it helps a lot. But while shooting RAW, double up your memory card. ;)
 

nysheng

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shoot raw. u can do whatever u want to the wb after that.
 

IsenGrim

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u need flash gel. not blue, but yellow. CTO to be exact.

put a CTO on your flash and set your wb to tungstern. that should do it. if not use CTO and CTO1/2 and use custom wb (using an expodisc or something if you can set manual color temp)

OR just overpower the ambient completely. Go to Tv mode, set your SS to 1/200, set to -2EV on camera and +1 or 2 EV on flash
 

rgy1993

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i find for awkward lighting the best thing to do is just shoot raw and then adjust the colour temperature back at the computer later on...
 

madmartian

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Try using a white piece of paper or anyone wearing a pure white shirt. Go near & do a manual white balance in the room you are shooting & save it for that ambience you are shooting. Just reset & re-do for say, next door is fluorescent lighting. ;)
 

Dream Merchant

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Existing/effect lighting at most venues are a major headache.

Even if you set a custom WB, sometimes different intensity/angles and you get different colors or one scene can feature wildly differing WB.

RAW is your best friend, and after that, just have to start fine-tuning colors manually in post.

If ambiance is not crucial, do what was suggested earlier and make sure that flash becomes the pre-dominant lighting.
 

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