What do you set white balance at?

Started Mar 23, 2013 | Discussions thread
Andy Hewitt Veteran Member • Posts: 3,297
Re: What do you set white balance at?

vjk2 wrote:

For the Evolt 520 in particular.

Leave it on auto or is there a specific value that represents "neutral" for the evolt?

I shoot JPEG. RAW is too much a hassle for me.

I just shoot Raw and leave it on Auto, it can easily be dealt with later on if needed.

For me, I find shooting Raw reduces hassle. I use Aperture for post processing, and most of the time it's just a matter of importing, at which point I apply a basic edge sharpen during the import, and then a quick flick through to make any adjustments. The initial process in Aperture does all the Raw conversion, and gives you usable images just as if I'd imported JPEGs, but I have much more flexibility to fix things if needed (i.e. recoverable highlights etc.).

Of course this all depends on your own workflow, and what software you use for processing.

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