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13th of October 2003 (Mon), 14:43
I just bought a 300D and was wondering if anyone recommends using warm cards. Thanks
13th of October 2003 (Mon), 18:53
13th of October 2003 (Mon), 21:19
I'm guessing he means a slightly blue card to use to setup a custom white balance. The shots should turn out "warm."
14th of October 2003 (Tue), 07:26
I haven't used them myself, but a quick Google search turned up this: www.warmcards.com/digital/
they look like a decent idea, especially when you plan to be shooting a good bit at a single event with similar subjects and lighting.
Note that if you tend to spend a bit of time in post-production (i.e. Photoshop ;) like I do, you can also 'warm' the shots there. A starting point would be to edit the color balance by going to Image -> Adjustments -> Color Balance and moving the Yellow-Blue slider towards yellow. You can alter this for Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights individually.
In either event, the Photoshop route may be a bit more time if you want to do this for a larger batch of shots, so let us know if you end up using a warm card. I'd be interested in your opinion after you taken a few ...
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