Homemade White Balance Card

10 years 9 months ago #8182 by mamamia
I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they use for a homemade white balance card? I have been using a piece of printer paper, but it is not working very well.


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10 years 8 months ago #9943 by Rob pix4u2
I have a foam board that I have used in the past but also have seen field photo guides that include White/Gray cards. National Geographic produces an excellent field guide for taking with you and fits in the camera bag well. Also try sources like B & H Photo or ADORAMA for white cards.

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10 years 8 months ago #10697 by Billwill78
Instead of an actual card you could use a coffee can lid or pringles lid.


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10 years 8 months ago - 10 years 8 months ago #10726 by PhotosGuy

mamamia wrote: I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they use for a homemade white balance card? I have been using a piece of printer paper, but it is not working very well.

What's not working with it? If you shoot white paper ON THE METER READING, it will photograph gray, just what the cam needs for Custom WB. Use that exposure for the WB set-up.


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