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Dylan777

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Gray Card Vs AW - Your thoughts?
« on: June 09, 2012, 10:39:35 AM »

I wonder how many shooters out there use Gray Card(GC) as custom white balance? In what situation GC is a must have tool? Or do you use GC at all time?

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Gray Card Vs AW - Your thoughts?
« on: June 09, 2012, 10:39:35 AM »

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Re: Gray Card Vs AW - Your thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2012, 12:35:24 PM »
I don't set a custom WB in-camera, because I shoot RAW. I do often include a WB reference (SpyderCube or ColorChecker Passport), especially in mixed lighting.
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Re: Gray Card Vs AW - Your thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2012, 01:33:33 PM »
I use an Expodisc whenever practical. Otherwise I color correct in post.

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Re: Gray Card Vs AW - Your thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 03:20:32 PM »
I use the gray card and CWB and I re-shoot the gray card after applying the CWB. Even though I do shoot RAW. Because I don't only take one shot of a scene, and my post workflow is sped up by getting the WB right on the reference shot and then applying it to the rest of the shots of that lighting.

In e.g. nightclubs where the lighting is all over the map I just use a fixed WB depending on the base color temperature of the colored lights. Those colored LED lights are ruinous to normal photography BTW, but a ~5000K WB can get you a basis point.

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Re: Gray Card Vs AW - Your thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2012, 03:20:32 PM »