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Landscapes...do you use a white balance tool?

 
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Mar 06, 2010 11:23 |  #1

When shooting your landscape shots, do you use a white balance tool like an ExpoDisc or an ExpoCap?

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Mar 07, 2010 10:16 |  #2

Anyone...?

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Mar 07, 2010 18:41 |  #3

Um, ok. thanks.



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Mar 07, 2010 22:32 as a reply to  @ beachbum2277's post |  #4

Hi! I always shoot in RAW so you adjust white balance afterwards, makes things a lot easier :)

btw the Landscape section can be a bit slow hehe


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Mar 07, 2010 23:09 |  #5

My answer is the same as Will's. You can use a custom WB but, I usually do it in post.




  
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Mar 08, 2010 02:10 |  #6

I often find that the time of evening/morning that I do most of my shooting at has a WB that changes too rapidly for it to be worth the hassle to make custom WB. I normally shoot on a preset (sunny,cloudy etc) to get a ballpark figure and then adjust in my RAW processor.


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Mar 08, 2010 13:59 as a reply to  @ sheawyatt's post |  #7

I am the same,adjust the WB in RAW if necessary when I get back home :) Have just started shooting in Raw instead of Jpeg and really pleased I made the effort to change over. Shoot in Jpeg and muck up the settings and you have lost that shot. With RAW so far I have found everything "recoverable" :rolleyes:

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Mar 08, 2010 16:54 |  #8

I have a WhiBal card, but mostly I forget to use it. I shoot RAW, so it usually doesn't matter


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I have a WhiBal card, but mostly I forget to use it. I shoot RAW, so it usually doesn't matter

Ha. Me too. I seem to use the card more when I do my videos. If it's early morning, I'm more apt to use it when photographing because I know the white balance is usually way off because of the extreme blues.


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Mar 09, 2010 07:57 |  #10

I would never use a WB card or Expodisc etc for landscapes.

Why? Sometimes the perfect WB isnt the correct WB! Just because you shoot it with "daylight" doesnt mean that the image wont look better with "cloudy".

Shoot RAW and adjust later. That way, you can adjust your image to look its best.


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Mar 10, 2010 15:37 |  #11

The one time I tend to do this is when shooting snowscapes. I obviously want my white snow to be white. Like most other, I just shoot in RAW, though, and the snow becomes my white balance card. Even there, I'll often time go with a cooler white balance. For other shots, a truly white balanced photo is not always what I want, as our eyes don't always see the world perfectly white balanced.




  
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