White Balance

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Shellie17, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Shellie17

    Shellie17 TPF Noob!

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    Hello I am somewhat new to shooting with a digital SLR. I am currently reading "Digital Wedding Photography" by Glen Johnson. They are talking about a piece of equipment for extreme white balance called an Expodisc. Has anyone ever heard of this or used it? I am wondering if this is something I should invest in or could do without. In someways I feel like it will be one more thing to worry about and possibly cause me to miss a key moment in my future wedding photography events.

    Any feedback would be great!

    Thanx in advance!
    Shell;)
     
  2. Joves

    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have one and, use it but, not all the time. It works rather well but, I still use a gray card as well. I like it when I use it though but, if you dont want the extra expense Id use a standard card.
     
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    If you don't want the extra expense why not shoot in RAW and adjust your whitebalance manually during post processing.

    I have never once seen an automated solution that has worked well. Photographing a colour reference chart is fine, but that's not automated.

    Grab some grey cards, shoot in RAW, and forget the gimmicks.
     
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    Or set your WB for the type of lighting you are shooting in?
     

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