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Eric Brody
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« Reply #40 on: May 20, 2012, 02:18:08 PM »
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I hope folks are still following this thread because I too learned a lot from reading the comments but still have one question. It appears I've been spending way too much time making profiles under various daylight conditions, eg cloudy, open shade, and rarely in the Pacific Northwest, sunny.
When I make a profile, it appears I still need to adjust white balance in LR, using the gray panels on the Color Checker Passport. Is that really the case or am I still misunderstanding something.
Thanks for any replies. This has been a most useful thread.
Eric
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« Reply #41 on: May 20, 2012, 02:19:45 PM »
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When I make a profile, it appears I still need to adjust white balance in LR, using the gray panels on the Color Checker Passport.

Correct, assuming you want to neutralize that image. And even after that, I often season to taste by moving tint/temp a bit.

You should be clicking on the 2nd white (not gray) patch FWIW.
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« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2012, 05:56:09 PM »
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Correct, assuming you want to neutralize that image.

That's right, I fully agree with Andrew. White Balancing will not specifically correct for the main illuminant's color temperature, but it will also correct for ambient reflection.

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And even after that, I often season to taste by moving tint/temp a bit.

I agree, one also doesn't white balance a Sunset ..., but seasons based on a WB neutral starting point. Suppose one is shooting under a green leaf canopy, the true illuminant's color temperature will be filtered green. Color balancing (most of) that green cast out, seems like a good idea, but leaving 'some' in might add to realism.

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