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Old November 9th, 2008, 08:45 PM   #1
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White Balance question

I recently replaced my film camera with a D300 and I'm not sure I like my camera to be smarter than I am. I haven't had much time to spend with it and I wanted to know if playing with the white balance will give me control over the tonal range. I'm used to knowing what I'll get in relation to the type of film I have loaded. Some of my pics have different tone based on the subject matter. Can changing the white bal give me more control?
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Old November 9th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #2
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Shoot pictures of white paper in different lights and compare.
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Old November 10th, 2008, 09:35 AM   #3
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Shoot in RAW and adjust WB in post. When you shoot in RAW format it allows for a slew of adjustments without loss to the image, unlike JPG.
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Old November 12th, 2008, 04:56 PM   #4
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Shoot in RAW and adjust WB in post. When you shoot in RAW format it allows for a slew of adjustments without loss to the image, unlike JPG.
x2 otherwise you will ahve to take multiples in each different lightig to achieve the tonal' range you want
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Old November 12th, 2008, 07:14 PM   #5
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If you get it right in the camera to begin with you won't have to spend near as much time post-processing.

Photoshop is awesome, but it's also a scapgoat for people to "save" images. Get it right in the camera so you can shoot more and process less.

I rarely ever shoot in RAW it's such a waste of time and space. (IMO) If you go to a any photo forum there will be pages of back and forth on RAW...
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