White Balance Card

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  1. mikemizza

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    I got a white balance card and need a little guidance. I'm shooting almost all my shots in the same studio. Shooting high end furniture. Any quick tips for utilizing this tool? Thank you so much.
     
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    If you're shooting digital, shoot in RAW. You can fix white balance easily if you shoot in RAW. I would manually set your WB though, even if it's wrong. This way you can (if your software supports it) batch import the photos with a WB fix. This makes everything much easier.
     
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    Digital. And I have RAW capabilities.
     
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    Personally, I try the simplest method. I will take a shot with the grey card in the picture. In CaptureNx (or whatever you're processing your RAW file in - I'm obviously speaking Nikonese), you'd use the card in the picture to set the grey point. Then I use batch - copy settings (the settings are in the clipboard) - then go to your photos you want to adjust with same WB and paste the settings from the clipboard.

    Or... you can set a specific WB setting by photographing the card only and using your camera method to set WB.
     
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    Sweet. That's helpful guys. Thanks.
     

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