white balance

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  1. supermanning

    supermanning TPF Noob!

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    I recentely purchased the Canon 7D.
    When I shoot hockey games, I've always bumped up my exposure +1. My old camera didn't have white balance setting (or if it did, I didn't know how to set it) Now that I can set the white balance on the ice, should I still increase the exposure?
    (70-200 2.8 Canon lens)
     
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    White balance really doesn't have much to do with exposure. White balance simply tells your camera what color white is under particular color lights (rough definition) so that all of the other colors are correct. The human eye can adjust to different light colors. Your camera cannot. It needs to be "white balanced" to avoid color cast changes.

    If you bumped up your exposure a little before (generally speaking), I think you can go ahead and do it again. I shoot a lot of college basketball in some not so bright gyms. Once I finally figured out what type of lights were in the gym and matched the kelvin accordingly, I still bumped up the exposure a little bit.
     
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