Custom White Ballance?

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  1. Markw

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    I just bought the Hoya R72 filter and I know that you set your cameras white balance manualy when shooting in infrared, but I cant figure out if my camera has tha capability, and if so, how to do it. I have the Nikon D90. If I cant do this, what white balance would it be best to switch my camera to when shooting infrared? Thanks

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    Ok, so the camera has a PRE whitebalance mode where (as I read) you can take a picture of a gray card and the camera will use a new, custom white balance to produce wanted results. Would I just do the same thing for the infrared, but take a picture of sme nearby grass?

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    I don't try to set my custom WB without a white balance Grey card. I specifically have a WhiBal grey card.

    It's in the manual on page 100. I have tried it on occassion without the WhiBal card, but it just works better with it.
     
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    Even when taking infrared photos? Ive always heard to take it set to the grass or nearby foliage?
     
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    Yes, WB on the grass. Make sure it's properly exposed though - you may have to do a couple test shots to get the exposure right. The grass & leaves should be white.

    You could also shoot RAW and WB later, that's what I do. I just do a click WB on the grass, or leaves on a tree.
     

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