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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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Custom White Balance
first one: i have an ExpoDisc and i didn't think of it at the time and bought it to fit my my largest lens but now i recently purchased a larger diameter lens and was wondering if it would effect my white balance much if i bought a step-down ring from 72mm-67mm and put my ExpoDisc on my larger lens?
Second: i was told to actually take a custom white balance shot directly toward the ambient light (from the model's perspective) for a correct custom white balance instead of composing the shot then getting the white balance. is that correct?
I do shoot auto white balance and and RAW, but a do not always know what to do with the image when I get it onto the computer.
I realize peoples taste on white balance varies, but do you have any suggestions on how to work on white balance in post, as well as when to adjust colors? (I use Lightroom 3)
Here is one I was happy with but it was just by luck that I got the colors so nice:
My Valentine - Week 6 by Julie Anne Moore's Photography , on Flickr
Here are a couple that I am not sure if they are too warm:
Tucker and Pandora by Julie Anne Moore's Photography , on Flickr
Pandora by Julie Anne Moore's Photography , on Flickr
I really like this photographers work , and she says that she does most of her post in Lightroom and does not use presets.
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