View Full Version : Redo white balance when going from sun to shadow?
08-06-2004, 11:16 AM
OK, quick question: If you've already white balanced for a sunlit shot, but then you're forced to take other shots under the shadow of a building, what do you pros normally do? Do you bother with a quick re-balance or just keep shooting?
08-06-2004, 11:23 AM
if im shooting outdoors in daylight i use the 56k preset at all time. sunset, sunrise..whatever.. if its red at sunrise/set, then thats what i get.. i wouldnt white balance otherwise those colorse would be severly faded or gone. but anyway the color temp of the light in the alley should be the same..theres just less light is all.. id leave the balance the same, unless you want to change the colors for the alley vs the other shot.
in some severe cases the light will bounce off wierd colord walls , and get a funky color, but for the most part i wouldnt worry about it. *
08-07-2004, 09:48 AM
If you have a day with a lot of blue sky, the color temperature under open shade is going to be cooler than under direct sun. I normally, do one white balance under open sun and another under full shade--storing each in my presets. Than I can use as necessary. However, color balance involves personal taste as well--sometimes I like my open shade shots to look like an 81B warming filter was used on film, so I'll adjust the color balance in the menu or white balance against something cooler.
08-07-2004, 11:37 AM
Thanks for the response, guys.
Looks like we have a tie. I think it might be fun to have a poll.