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Hockey - Custom balance Didn't Quite Work Out - HELP!!

 
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Sep 30, 2011 19:42 |  #1

Hi,

I read a few of the posts about shooting at a hockey arena and noted the following:

  • shoot wide open (in my case F4.0)
  • shutter speed around 500 - 640 (need ISO 2000 for this - no flash)
  • set a custom WB by shooting the ice - before its clean and use that as a pic for the custom WB


I shot a test pic using the custom white balance. Apparently I am doing something wrong?

I opened this up in LR3.5 and I noticed that the temp and tint were all the way to the left?


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Sep 30, 2011 20:08 |  #2

General_T wrote in post #13189301 (external link)

  1. shoot wide open (in my case F4.0)
  2. shutter speed around 500 - 640 (need ISO 2000 for this - no flash)
  3. set a custom WB by shooting the ice - before its clean and use that as a pic for the custom WB


1. Not necessary to shoot wide open; for the CWB shot, you should be shooting in shutter priority @ 1/60. Get a good exposure with as low an iso as possible and an aperture to make it work.

2. see above. 1/60 will minimize your opportunity to catch the lights cycling. A fast shutter and you could catch a light cycle; this usually casts a red tint onto your image thus throwing off the WB.

3. correct. pre-zamboni ice is whiter.

Your images are salvageable.


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Oct 01, 2011 03:20 |  #3

1/60 with motion? How are you getting away from blurry images?


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Oct 01, 2011 04:07 |  #4

wolfden wrote in post #13190435 (external link)
1/60 with motion? How are you getting away from blurry images?

1/60 for the test shot.


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Oct 01, 2011 06:23 |  #5

Hi Thanks,

Ok. I'll try the 1/60 for the test shot.

I know I can use the sliders to get the picture back in LR3.5 - but if everthing is working in the custom WB then hopefully the pic will expose properly and need a minimum of tint/temp correction?

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Oct 01, 2011 07:33 |  #6

wolfden wrote in post #13190435 (external link)
1/60 with motion? How are you getting away from blurry images?


The shot we're referring to here is for custom white balance....which in this case is a shot of the ice.


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Oct 01, 2011 11:05 |  #7

General_T wrote in post #13190609 (external link)
I know I can use the sliders to get the picture back in LR3.5 - but if everthing is working in the custom WB then hopefully the pic will expose properly and need a minimum of tint/temp correction?

At ths point, just let LR use Auto for the WB on the RAW files and ignore the bad Custom WB you did for the JPEGs.


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Oct 03, 2011 09:08 |  #8

shoot wide open (in my case F4.0)
shutter speed around 500 - 640 (need ISO 2000 for this - no flash)
set a custom WB by shooting the ice - before its clean and use that as a pic for the custom WB


...agreed. Only shoot the white of the ice for the CWB image. That was a heck of a lot of green there...holy smokes!


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Oct 03, 2011 09:14 as a reply to  @ Starscream's post |  #9

As some said, shoot the test shot M at 1/60, also shut off your AF...only when setting custom WB.........
You could also just use a white index card or white computer paper to shoot at.




  
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