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Getting Correct White Balance - Another tutorial?
I am always struggling to get correct white balance, yes I know the best way is probably to do custom white balance in camera, but I get confused with that as well. I don't have a grey card so i use a white sheet a paper. If I am using flash (say for portraits) do i fire the flash or leave it turned off? I don't know what kinda of exposure I need, do i need to overexpose to get the paper bright white then do a custom setting off that?
Then, how do you correctly do it in post editing in photoshop and lightroom? I can never get it if I use the white balance eye dropper do I select a mid gray, which would be a number of around 125ish? I have had some luck adjusting each r, g, b channel using curves.
But I want to get more consistent, especially for portrait to get correct skin tones.
I'll be looking forward to a good tutorial.
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