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Feb 04, 2009 20:55 |  #1

I was asked to shoot a couple of head shots this afternoon for the tennis team. Cloudless day and I was shooting in the shade - no problem.

After taking the first shot, I check LCD monitor to see what the results would be. Totally way way off. So bad I could not see the person's face. I rechecked my setting (I was shooting on manual - no flash, 100 ISO) and was using my 70-200 2.8 IS. On a scale of 1 to 100, these simple head shots were a minus 50.

Panic time. I was shooting in raw/jpg mode also. One more time I rechecked everything - BINGO. My white balance was still set for the basketball gym and not sunlight or AWB. Change the setting and my pulse came back to normal.

Just shows how one little thing you forget can cause a panic attack.


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Feb 04, 2009 21:00 |  #2

Thanks for sharing your experience so that others may learn. I find that shooting RAW makes WB become a mute point. The shoot go faster, though you may a tad more time batch processing all your RAW shots to Daylight.


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Feb 04, 2009 21:01 |  #3

As long as you shoot RAW you never have to panic about WB, just stamp that in your mind. I make sure I get a shot of the whibal wherever I am. It actually is nice to have a collection of them.


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