Shooting with changing Kelvin white balance?

7 months 3 weeks ago #649735 by Jill Pomeroy
Will you make white balance changes by making changes in your cameras Kelvin settings?  Versus setting camera in presets like "Cloudy" "Florescent", etc.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #649740 by Nikon Shooter
I set mine on Auto WB and forgot all about it. WB is
the less critical of all the shooting parameter.

I given situations I will use a grey card on Auto WB.

Light is free… capturing it is not!
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7 months 3 weeks ago #649752 by garyrhook

Jill Pomeroy wrote: Will you make white balance changes by making changes in your cameras Kelvin settings?  Versus setting camera in presets like "Cloudy" "Florescent", etc.


I used to; i no longer do. That's for shooting jpg, IMO.

I either leave it on "Daylight" or Auto, depending upon the situation. If I use Auto, and have to tweak in post, the camera will have given me a much better idea of the right settings.

Also: You might want to shoot a person on Auto, to get a really good value, if not using a gray card. If the camera is smart enough to look for skin tones, take advantage of that.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #649771 by fmw
I second Nikon Shooter's response.  White balance is easier to adjust in editing software than in the camera.


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