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Old 03-20-2005, 07:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone help me out , I can't get my white balance right under mixed lighting
conditions. On my D2-H. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 03-20-2005, 07:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you tell me more about the conditions you are shooting in ? Why the mixed lighting ?

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Old 03-20-2005, 08:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I shoot a lot of location photography, using the nikon sb800, and trying to ad
the back ground light. White balance is not always good.
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Do you have a image that has this problem ? If you do post it or send it to me so I can see what you mean.

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Re: White Balance
Old 03-20-2005, 08:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I shoot a lot of Wedding's and I am tring to keep the Bride's white.
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Old 03-20-2005, 10:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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you answered your own question. If its under mixed lighting, it will never be right. You can get it pleasing, but never perfect becuase of the varying color temps of the light sources.

You can easily do a custom white balance on your D2 from the menu functions, and balance the brides white dress to absolute camera white. That is your best bet and only takes 2 seconds. You would need to do this everytime you move into a different light, but it only takes 2 seconds and 1 frame.

You could also buy a Kelvin meter and see what is the temp of the light on her dress and adjust accordingly. But most brides don't need it to be that exact. And Kelvin meters are expensive.

And lastly, you could adjust to absolute white in PS with either curves or levels using the eyedropper tool. Just save the process in an action and batch the entire group, or do it image by image.
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I can't get my white balance right under mixed lighting
conditions. On my D2-H

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Like others have said.. it's going to be hard to get a consistent good white balance throughout the day if you're going into and out of mixed lighting... running the custom white balance (with a grey card or Exposdisc or similar) is a good idea...

One other thing to consider, since you're shooting with a Nikon D2H is to shoot RAW and then use Nikon Capture to adjust the white balance of the images BEFORE you get to Photoshop - a whole lot easier to do it in Capture and then batch process the changes to a series of similarly lit images than to do the same in Photoshop. MUCH EASIER!
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