BEphoto wrote in post #12267001
Random question. I'm still getting used to photomatix (as well as testing the water with other HDR software). When you guys are shooting interiors, how are you white balancing in camera for HDR? Also, would it be beneficial to shoot one shot with a grey card in the scene so that you could click white balance later, or would that not matter after merging them into an HDR anyway. It just seems like most stuff that I've been shooting lately at home is getting a really bad yellowish color cast throughout, regardless of how I WB in camera.
I've got a grey card sitting around from my film days and just figured i may as well put it to good use if i can easily color correct using it later.
Thanks! I'm sure i'll be shooting more questions at you guys soon as I try to perfect this interior stuff!I'm happy with about 95% of it, just color correction is driving me crazy. Never seems to look just right.
This issue is just one more reason I am liking SNS-HDR better and better. When the image appears you have several Tone Mapping Preset. I select the one that is closest to what I want, then I can adjust shadows, recover highlights, etc. But, the best tool of all is the color control. All you have to do is hover your mouse over the color cast that you do not want and to the right it shows you exactly where that color is in the spectrum. I grab it and pull it down just a tad. Instant WB correction. You can also use it to tone done any blue color cast from the sky as well. Heck, you could adjust over a dozen different colors in saturation and brightness. I am really, really liking this program. I am working on a few test HDR shots I did. When I get them done I will post them. It creates clean lines around the windows and just enough window view to look natural but not like a painting, which is the way it is supposed to look.
In PM you simply do not have this option. In stead, you have to adjust the WB for each image individually, save them as tiffs, then load them into PM. Too much time! It is much easier to get a final image and have complete control over all the colors. If for some reason I can't change a color, like blue color cast because it will change the sky, then I create a warming filter layer in PS and get rid of the blue that may be on the floor or something.