EM-5: Confused by Auto White-Balance results

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: EM-5: Confused by Auto White-Balance results
In reply to Timur Born, Feb 12, 2013

Timur Born wrote:

Thinking about it, in the first shot 2400K is off the 2900-3000K that these halogen lights are rated at. And the image is too cool. On the other hand the second image is obviously too warm (too reddish skin), so the mixed halogen (3000K) + flash (5500K) shot doesn't look too good either (too close to flash WB).

If skin tones are so important to you

and

you have time to play with custom K balance,

why not to use gray card before you a take shot? (you do not have to place the card into bath tub).

Auto WB is an auto, so it is not perfect. I never use auto WB indoors, and outdoors I prefer to use "SUN" or "SHADOW" or "CLOUD" WB, but not auto.

Next is a PP, but this is separate issue

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