If you could choose 1 flash accessory under 20 dollars... (lightdome, diffuser, softbox)

Started Jan 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
tomjar Contributing Member • Posts: 619
Re: Did anyone mention gels?

joejack951 wrote:

tomjar wrote:

Whatever WB setting you chose on your camera in this situation, it will not be correct for some parts of the scene and this cannot be corrected well enough in post-processing, at least not in most cases, because corrections would need to be different for different parts of the picture.

While it isn't easy/convenient (relative to an overall white balance) to correct, it's not impossible. Newer versions of LR make it much easier (no need for Photoshop) with the WB brush option. This is a great tool not just for when using flash but also for outdoor photos with some sun and some shade, particularly if someone is partially in both. Even using an incandescent gel with fill flash in a mostly incandescently lit room, there can be additional light sources in the picture (windows, fluorescent lights) that would look better properly balanced.

Interesting. Is this something new included in LR5? I have and use LR4.3, but I am not an experienced user.

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