White Balance Question

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  1. TylerF

    TylerF TPF Noob!

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    recently i have seen photographers holding up a card by the subjects when shooting portraits. just wondering what this does/how to do it.

    im looking to get better at portraits and figured that this might be something i could look into

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    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    IgsEMT No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Gray card, in my humble opinion, is probably best $5 I ever spend on photography. Besides accuracy in color and exposure (though that's why I use a meter on the job) it cut my PP time by about 25%. #1, I don't have to worry about color. Once my WB is preset, I modify it just a drop and 99% of the images will have color tones that I need/want them to be. #2, though I don't use it much for exposure assessment, it does allow my to calibrate so-to-speak my speedlytes.
    So it is really the best $5 I ever spend.
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Wow. I can't tell if that's a joke or not...

    Agreed, but I think mine was a little more than $5...:lol:

    For me, it is absolutely the one accessory to never be without.
     
  5. TylerF

    TylerF TPF Noob!

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    thanks everyone, i made 2 threads on accident because i made one at work form my phone and didnt think it worked. my bad
     

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