Question: Wedding,Whitebalance,metering

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  1. kric2schaam626

    kric2schaam626 TPF Noob!

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    Ok, so if a photographer shoots weddings, how often are they changing or at least monitoring where their white balance is (or how it's set)?

    And I haven't done much reading on metering :confused:, I know. How does it effect white balance and vice versa?
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just use the white balance dropped on the wedding dress in post.

    :p
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Leave it in 'Auto', shoot in RAW, and correct to the dress/tux in post as req'd.
     
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    ALL depends on what you're shooting and where you're shooting.
    During formals I preset my WB and since lights are 95% consistent and I usually take 2 of same poses (unless its a large family group then 5shots should be enough) WB isn't an issue.
    Once I go on-camera flash, again depends on what I'm doing and when, chances are WB will stay the same - the primary light source is the flash and same color consistency will be for most part of the day/evening.
    Metering - again depends on what: for formals to setup a ratio and can either eyeball it (from experience) or meter it.
    If the shot is underexposed, then my Caucasian faces will be redish.

    I shoot mostly JPGs unless I feel that I'll be in the environment where WB or exposure might be of an issue and time is essential - will switch to RAW. The more accurately I prep for specific shoot (wedding, in-studio portraits, etc) the less time I'll spend correcting the images. I'll rather process them, then correct them. Difference being (add contrast, filter, etc - processing) vs correcting (grossly under/over exposed image, blue bride's dress that should be white, etc etc).



    If you have anything more specific, and want to, feel free to PM me.
     
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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    EXACTLY.
    I had that color-name on my tongue but it didn't roll into the fingers :D
     
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    reznap No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Shows how much I know about weddings...

    I still stand by: unless you're in a studio or something, auto and fix in post... like you need more crap to worry about when shooting a wedding.
     
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    kric2schaam626 TPF Noob!

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    Ugh . . . RAW. Such a pain.
     
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    kric2schaam626 TPF Noob!

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    I just need to learn how prep a lot better I guess. And really top metering and WB.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Shooting a wedding in .jpg only? :confused: Really?
     
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    kric2schaam626 TPF Noob!

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    Ahh . . . not another JPEG/RAW debate. Isn't the post processing incredibly tedious for shooting in RAW?
     
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    No, not if you know what your doing, and raw will provide a superior file to work on, I shoot raw + jpeg, the jpegs become proofs after a batch resize makes them useless for prints but OK for on screen view, I then wait till the order before editing the raws. Then again if your charging 50 quid just give them crappy jpegs as most other "pros" seem to do these days. H
     
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    kric2schaam626 TPF Noob!

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    Last time I shot in RAW, it looked so grainy. Probably user defect again? :blushing:
     

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