Anyone still doing Custom White Balance?

Started Dec 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
newsshooterjim Senior Member • Posts: 1,043
Re: Anyone still doing Custom White Balance?

I really prefer to set my own, and do this about 90 percent of the time.  Shoot a white or grey card (or white copy paper in a pinch) and balance from that.

I once saw a new videographer screw up an entire shoot by setting his camera to auto balance when he was shooting a stage presentation.   Ruined every bit of artistic lighting, since the camera couldn't get that some scenes were 'supposed" to be red, or blue, or whatever color the director had chosen.

FYI, if you're at an outdoor sporting event with aluminum bleachers, they make a darn fine balance target too-a real nice gray color.

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