How to take a grey card reading

9 years 2 months ago #178056 by Jeannie_Cee
Hi there

Could someone be so kind to explain to me how to take a proper grey card reading - step by step please and setting a custom white balance.

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9 years 2 months ago #178063 by gjtoth

Jeannie_Cee wrote: Hi there

Could someone be so kind to explain to me how to take a proper grey card reading - step by step please and setting a custom white balance.


Yup... goo.gl/EnK8n

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9 years 2 months ago #178126 by legion 1

gjtoth wrote:

Jeannie_Cee wrote: Hi there

Could someone be so kind to explain to me how to take a proper grey card reading - step by step please and setting a custom white balance.


Yup... goo.gl/EnK8n


I'm curious myself, but afraid to click on that link. Just looks very weird of a link.


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9 years 2 months ago #178170 by Fevel
Check out the Tips section or the Articles at the top of the page. I am sure there is a tutorial on how to use a grey card.


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9 years 2 months ago #178179 by MWAC
To use your grey card to set exposure, simply meter your exposure off the grey card (use spot metering).

To set your white balance using the grey card, I kind of cheat. I take a picture with my grey card in the scene, set my white balance to Auto and take the picture. Remove my grey card and finish my sesssion. Then once at home, I open up my files in LR3 and use the droppler, select the grey card and viola custom white balance. I then sync the rest of the photos using the first image.

* don't forget each time you changing lighting conditions you will need to take a new picture with the grey card in the scene.


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9 years 2 months ago #178422 by Joves

legion 1 wrote:

gjtoth wrote:

Jeannie_Cee wrote: Hi there

Could someone be so kind to explain to me how to take a proper grey card reading - step by step please and setting a custom white balance.


Yup... goo.gl/EnK8n


I'm curious myself, but afraid to click on that link. Just looks very weird of a link.

There is nothing the matter with that link. It goes to very good information on the subject.


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