White balance and Studio flash

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  1. essentialfoto

    essentialfoto TPF Noob!

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    What white balance should I use with studio flash? I would guess daylight would be the appropriate setting, but i just wanted to verify.


     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    It depends...

    Different lights will output different color temps and many will have a variance of temp over the power range.

    The best WB setting is probably a custom WB that you create with your set up.

    Of course, if you shoot in RAW, you can easily adjust the WB on the computer after the shoot, in the post processing stage.
     
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    Do you have a grey card? You can set a custom white balance for your lights. If you don't have one, should get one, as they are handy for more than white balance of course.

    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/tutorials/dig-exp.shtml
     

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