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Tug08
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Mar 12, 2012 18:03 |  #1

I have a Canon XTi. I am taking indoor basketball photos and was wondering what I should put the white balance on? should I put it on AWB, day light,shade, cloudy, tungsten light, fluorescent light?

Thanks for your help my photos seem to be yellowish

I am using a Canon 50mm f/1.8 and just bought a 85mm F/1.8 which should be here tomorrow.
i have the iso set on 1600, using no flash.




  
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Mar 12, 2012 18:08 |  #2

I put mine on AWB for the same use. We have poorly lighted gyms here. You can always change it in post processing if you are shooting RAW. Some turn out good, some have to work on. I am using a
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Mar 12, 2012 18:46 |  #3

custom and use a grey card. or color right pro




  
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Mar 12, 2012 19:07 |  #4

I've only had limited success with grey cards in Gyms..

I find a light diffusing device like the Expo Disk works much better. (Rather than spending 100 dollars on the disk, I just use a translucent plastic Burger King drink lid).

Go to Custom White Balance and take a shot with the diffuser in place in front of the lens.. Then if you shoot JPEG, you can set that photo as the custom white balance point.. All following JPEG's should have that white balance applied.

If you're shooting RAW, many editors have an eyedropper tool that lets you 'grab' the white from the diffuser shot and then apply it to all the other images....




  
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Mar 12, 2012 19:13 |  #5

Fluorescent will get you in the ball park, usually. As others have mentioned, shoot RAW files and do the correcting as a first step in post processing your shots.

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Mar 13, 2012 09:26 |  #6

All the tips given do a great job in the quest for perfect colors, but most importantly remember to shoot raw!


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Mar 13, 2012 09:31 |  #7

Keep in mind that many gym lights are not full spectrum lights, making it impossible to correctly set a white balance. An accurate white balance means having a balance of all colors present in the whites. Since some of those lights dont have the correct red spectrum you are only going to get so close to a true white balance. On top of that many gym lights cycle, meaning their color changes slightly in a fast flickering pattern. That can lead to inconsistent colors (and expsosure) given a fixed white balance. In short, the light sucks, shoot raw, and do your best.




  
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