Well, it's that time of the year. High Schools drama clubs everywhere are preparing for their annual spring musicals. That means that I get a lot of assignments from work to go photograph these people, and I have to say that color balancing has been a bit tricky. I don't have a color temperature meter (or $1000+ dollars to spend on one) and I don't know much about manual color balance anyway, to be totally honest. Most of the time I go with the camera's presets or the presets in the computer software and then edit by eye if necessary. It's especially odd with stage lighting though because even though I would assume they are working with tungsten lighting, they also seem to be using all sorts of colored gels on the lights at random, which makes it more difficult to balance. My only idea was to try to bounce a camera mounted strobe off the ceiling to sort of even it out. The big problem there is that the ceiling is always black, and the walls.... and the stage. I have a friend who works professionally in stage lighting and says that it's pretty tricky to photograph the stage anyway, but if anyone has advice I'd appreciate it. Thanks!!