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#1 hippi

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 02:43 PM

What setting would you use for led lights for white balance or the color temps the same

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#2 Chimpy

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 03:36 PM

I would shoot in RAW and leave your camera on Auto white balance and correct the colour in your PP.

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Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:25 PM

two ways to skin this cat:
 

1) Shoot RAW, camera White Balance set to Auto, correct in post-processing.

2) Get a White/Gray card ( a white A4 paper will do as well ), set it under the LED lighting and use your camera's Custom/PRE white balance function ( read the manual on how it works and how you set it ).
As long as you're in the same room under the same lighting conditions your photos will be properly balanced readily in camera.



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Posted 20 November 2015 - 01:06 PM

Thanks I will try that out and I always shoot raw

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Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:09 PM

Matt Granger has a really good video about all of this:



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Posted 27 November 2015 - 06:17 AM

Thats a great link Doug.

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Posted 29 November 2015 - 06:39 PM

For what it's worth if you're unfamiliar with Matt Granger aside form his recent visit to the weekly stream I highly recommend watching his other videos. He's on the Nikon side of the fence to us Canon users but he does a great job of explaining things for multiple platforms.

 

The whole "Educating Tina" set of videos are really solid for teaching beginner concepts. Also they tend to be rather funny, which is nice.



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 12:52 PM

BTW, many LED units have their color temperature written right on them too.






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