White Balance and Studio Strobe's

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  1. fotogenik

    fotogenik TPF Noob!

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    I have a question regarding white balance and studio strobes.

    I have two Alienbee B800's and am getting some odd color caste's in my shots. I am thinking I may be setting my white balance incorrectly.

    Here is a link to the lights I am currently using....

    it stats that the unit comes with a 5600 daylight balanced fflashtube.

    With this in mind should i be shooting with my white balance set to flash or to daylight?

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

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    As far as I know...Flash and bright midday sunlight should both be around 5600k.

    Do you have anything in the room/studio that could be reflecting a color onto your subject?

    You could always take a test shot and set a custom WB...or shoot int RAW and correct it later.
     
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    Flash on my Nikon D50 seems to be coming into camera raw indicating it is around 6500, or I am reading it wrong.
     
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    I could be wrong...I don't know for sure.
     
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    I just finished searching through the owners manual for my camera to see if it listed what value's the different white balance settings use. COuld not find anything.
     

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