White Balance: Cloudy

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by akazoly, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. akazoly

    akazoly TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi,
    Bryan Peterson recommends the "cloudy" white balance all the time.
    What do you think? It really provides more natural colors? Do you use it?
    I love natural, more yellowish colors.
    Thanks!

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3cggTohh4E[/ame]
     
  2. Scatterbrained

    Scatterbrained Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    2,181
    Likes Received:
    1,081
    Location:
    Yucca Valley, Ca
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    It depends on the lighting situation. I would recommend setting it to match as closely as possible the light of the situation. Try using a cloudy white balance in an office full of florescent lights and see what I mean.
    Peterson tries to use all natural light (i.e. sunlight or reflected sunlight) so for those instances it's ok. I would still recommend getting some sort of white balance tool to allow you to accurately set the white balance at the scene.
     
  3. DanFinePhotography

    DanFinePhotography TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2010
    Messages:
    680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Redmond, OR
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I use cloudy often providing it is giving me satisfactory results, otherwise i will switch it to daylight if its a nice day
     
  4. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    35,456
    Likes Received:
    12,797
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Cloudy Minus 3 was Moose Peterson's suggestion for the old Nkon D1 and D1h models...different cameras have different white balance capabilities...on "new", modern d-slr cameras, I think cloudy is too warm a WB...I prefer Fine Weather most of the time, which is also known as Daylight white balance.
     
  5. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    whatever looks good is what I do. Sometimes that's 2500K sometimes it's 5500K, sometimes it's 7000K
     
  6. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    37,418
    Likes Received:
    10,680
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    +1 ^^ Leave it in 'Auto' and correct to a known point in post.
     
  7. MohaimenK

    MohaimenK TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2008
    Messages:
    2,583
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    In between her...
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    yeah cloudy gives a good version IMO. Although now I have the expodisc I need to start using that. I love his video!
     
  8. akazoly

    akazoly TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have a Nikon D40X. I don't know if it's a modern DSLR. :D
     
  9. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    13,601
    Likes Received:
    1,929
    Location:
    State of Confusion
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I typically leave mine on Flash setting because typically a flash is involved. Although it's the same temperature as Daylight at 5500K, the Flash setting zeros the Tint. Daylight setting tends to swing tint towards magenta by a few marks. It really doesn't matter because I can easily synch WB on all shots in LR.
     
  10. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2008
    Messages:
    9,893
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Arizona
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Are you shooting in JPEG or in RAW? If you're shooting in RAW, it shouldn't make a lot of difference unless you're shooting at very high ISO. For that reason, I leave it in AUTO and correct as needed in PP.

    There's an interesting (and sometimes heated) discussion of WB in high ISO imaging here:
    High ISO Avocet shot
     
  11. Steve01

    Steve01 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Depend on the temperature - NJ or FL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I shoot RAW and set the camera to Auto 99% of the time.
     
  12. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    You got it toyota
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
bryan peterson cloudy white balance
,
bryan peterson on white balance
,
bryan peterson white balance
,
cloudy day white balance
,

cloudy white balance

,
cloudy white balance photography
,
cloudy white balance setting
,
wb cloudy
,
what is cloudy white balance
,

white balance cloudy