Correcting white balance with a color checker


show more Correcting white balance with a color checker provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 4 Essentials: 02 Enhancing Photos with the Develop Module show less
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Correcting white balance with a color checker

One of the ways that you can expedite your overall white balance and color correction workflow is by including something neutral in one of your initial frames. In other words, you can include something like this colorchecker passport, or maybe a gray card, or some sort of a colorchecker card which has some neutral qualities to it. In this case, I objectively know that there are few patches here on the right-hand side of this chart which are neutral. I can sample or select those in order to objectively white balance this image.

Then I can apply that white balance to the other photographs which are captured in this same lighting situation. Now this strategy works really well when you're shooting in the studio, or even if you're shooting outdoors. Let's say you are shooting in open shade light, well again, in the initial frame, have a colorchecker chart, white balance it, and apply it to the other images which were also captured in open shade. All right. Well let's take a look...

Correcting white balance with a color checker
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Correcting white balance with a color checker provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Chris Orwig as part of the Lightroom 4 Essentials: 02 Enhancing Photos with the Develop Module

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