CustomWhiteBalance

April 05, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
 
Color Wrong - Fluorescent setting. Strong Yellow balance Base - This was the base image for my custom color balance.
Color Right - This was the next shot. Since I shoot RAW I made some minor adjustments to sharpen. Color Right - Once you set the custom white balance every shot you take just falls into place. It's a grey card in your pocket.

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Any tool that allows me to shoot faster, and improve my post production workflow I’m down to try. Even though I have a long history in color processing, after shooting 400 shots at an event you need to have an edge. A tool I picked up in 2011 was the Color Rite Disk. I have to admit at first I was skeptical but after a few reviews and the allure of a 50% discount, I figured why not?

This series was taken at a WholeFoods in Manhattan NYC, as the shots progress you’ll see the beauty of the disk. I was quite pleased to see what you can do with available light and custom white balance. The lighting above is all courtesy of the lovely folks at WholeFoods.

While it may not be something I’d use at a party, this is something I’ll definitely break out as I start to do more portrait work. One of thing to remember with this tool in particular, set the camera back to AF after you set the custom white balance. You need to take the camera lens off auto focus set because you're just measuring light not focus. 

Got questions please feel free to ask, thanks

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