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#1 JAMAL

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Posted 06 July 2016 - 07:35 PM

I have adjusted manually the White balance with a white card. when taking picture the white came out white but the surrounding color look funny. what is the problem? but in auto white balance all are ok.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 07:41 PM

What camera are you using?Make sure the white card completely fills the screen and that is all you see in the photo you use to set the white balance.Also the white card needs to be in the same light as the photo's you intend to take after setting it.Make sure there is no reflection on the white card.If you shoot in the RAW setting you can adjust the white balance more when processing.You may try using a 18%grey card to set the white balance.With my canon equipment it seem's to do better than a white card in most situations.


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Posted 07 July 2016 - 08:52 PM

I have adjusted manually the White balance with a white card. when taking picture the white came out white but the surrounding color look funny. what is the problem? but in auto white balance all are ok.

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If everything is okay in auto ... why try to manually do it?


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#4 JAMAL

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 12:40 AM

after doing then I find out, so now I know to use Auto.


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 03:30 PM

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#6 vb1971

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Posted 20 September 2016 - 01:44 AM

Knowing how to manually adjust white balance is important, especially photos taken under different lighting.

 

I will always take a few photos of my grey cards when out taking photographs.  I then set that as the white balance when in post production, copy the recipe and paste it to other photographs taken at the same time under same light conditions.  

 

If I don't have a grey card I adjust the white balance based on any grey area in the photograph (clothing, pavements, shadows etc).

 

This means you can take as many photos as you want and not stress to much about the white balance at the time.  Concentrate on composition etc instead.  

 

BTW I tale all my photos is RAW format and then covert to JPEG

 

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#7 The Mad Duck

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 07:50 PM

Photoshop has a function that allows you to change white balance in post production. Thats a pretty handy function if you dont have a gray card.


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