Daniel.E wrote in post #17614014
There are several ways of matching color temperature, the easiest is to do some prep work, go to the place the day before and shoot some images with a white balance target. Not the 18% gray, use a real digital white balance target like the colorchecker or WhiBal. Take some without the flash and then add the flash and shoot some. Once you get home open them in your raw processor and look at the difference in readings then gel accordingly.
I guess the easiest is to use a color meter and do the math right on the spot but those are so expensive.
After awhile it becomes easier and you know you'll need once certain kinds of CTOs for daylight.
Another way is to do it in post and mask to match.
Thanks! That is what I was looking for. That is basically what I've been planning on doing and wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something easier/obvious. I had no idea there were color meters, and you are right they are expensive. I can't justify spending that kind of money when my camera, lens, flash, etc. altogether cost less than one of those meters. Although I think those color checkers are crazy expensive too. I guess I'm cheap.
RedCatPhoto wrote in post #17614015
Those pictures were shot at around 10am, so the ambient color temperature was quite matching the color temp of the strobe, that is true that when shooting closer to the golden hour or sunrise/sunset can be more tricky.
Well now that I know your secret I'm a little less impressed.
Really though, the shots and processing are amazing. I thought you might be saying that you had done as Daniel.E mentioned and masked-to-match in post, but it sounds as though you were fortunate enough to not have to deal with that problem. Again, wonderful shots.
And thanks to everyone for explaining this to me. I love these forums and all the help.