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balance during a wedding; a realistic approach?

 
Colin ­ Glover
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Jan 14, 2017 07:57 |  #16

Raw and auto. If it messes up on the odd shot or two, ill pick a preset. As shot more often than not isn't auto, so once I've found which is the best, its easy to batch process in LR.


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Jan 14, 2017 19:09 |  #17

I set a K white balance as I go and change it when required.


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Jan 15, 2017 12:59 |  #18

memoriesoftomorrow wrote in post #18244571 (external link)
I set a K white balance as I go and change it when required.


This.

It's easy to do and the photos usually look good on the lcd screen if I want to show the B&G the pic after I've shot it.


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Colin ­ Glover
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Jan 16, 2017 06:22 as a reply to jcolman's post |  #19

So what do you find a good starting point? All venues are different. Is there a good value between tungsten and fluorescent?


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Jan 16, 2017 06:26 as a reply to Colin Glover's post |  #20

Turn on Liveview. Set the K WB. Turn off live view. Every venue is different, the values are always different. You go by what looks right on the LCD. What you see is what you get.


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Colin ­ Glover
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Jan 16, 2017 11:09 |  #21

Thanks Peter.


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Mar 14, 2017 09:27 |  #22

I carry a small pop-up gray card with me in my bag. I have perfected it's use. It takes me literally 9 seconds to pull it out, have someone hold it, take a photo of it and set my camera to 'Custom White Balance.' Every time the lighting conditions change, I invest 9 seconds. Those 9 second investments, saves me time in post processing. I leave 99.99% of the images as shot in camera when it comes to 'white balance.'

To me, well worth it, but I'm used to it.


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Mar 21, 2017 08:39 |  #23

I'm colorblind, so getting white balance right has always been an issue for me. I use a combination of setting WB in camera and using my colorchecker passport to create color profiles. If I know I'll be shooting the ceremony on the altar, I'll snap a shot of the color checker on the altar. I do the same for each location where I know I'll be shooting. When I get home, I create color profiles for each of the locations and batch process all the images. Makes color correction SO much easier.

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Mar 21, 2017 11:59 |  #24

Wow....11 year old thread...is that a new record?!

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Mar 23, 2017 21:58 as a reply to post 18242958 |  #25

I upgraded recently selling two 5D mk ii's and bought the 5D mk iii plus a 5DS.

Both seem very good with auto white balance. And the 5DS is exceptional actually. It amazes me, particularly shooting in the coast redwoods.


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Apr 06, 2017 15:42 |  #26

jcolman wrote in post #18245147 (external link)
This.

It's easy to do and the photos usually look good on the lcd screen if I want to show the B&G the pic after I've shot it.

Same here. Kelvin settings are consistent and help when you're gelling to keep everything controlled. This will help in your post-processing as well. Though the latest 5D's auto white balance is pretty superb, I'll use that when I'm lazy or constantly running between lighting schemes.

For flash (without gel) I'll generally set it to 5400 to start and tweak from there. All the lights vary slightly.


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Apr 25, 2017 02:57 |  #27

When I was shooting with Canon, I used to always try to select the correct white balance setting. Most time I even use Kelvin with red/green tint adjustment to get the color the way that I want. Now that I have switched over to Nikon, I have been shooting 100% of the time in auto white balance. Along with shooting in Aperture of Shutter priority, I have sped up my workflow considerably. If you don't color correct in LR or ACR then I think it's crucial to get the white balance correct.


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