Gray Card and Photoshop Question

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Mario Jesmanowicz
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Gray Card and Photoshop Question
Dec 31, 2002

I just bought a gray card for my D-60.

This is how I use it. I shoot in auto white balance the gray card and then use that as a custom white balance photo. And then shoot the photos in that partical lighting

1) Is This Correct ?

I noticed one big thing, when I go to Photoshop the autolevel almost does not change ANYTHING, as if the photos were perfect for the levels but...

2) Isn't gray card used only for metering to get the right iso, shutter and apature?

3) the guy in the photostore told me that for white balance he uses plain white sheet. Is one supposed to use white sheet or the gray card for white balance? (I do like the colors that are coming out now,especially indoors, blues are a lot nicer (sharper would be the term)

Obviously in the film there was no way to use custom white balance since there was no way to introduce cutom photo to the camera, so I guess one would use the gray card only for metering correct ?

thanks for the help

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