Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the ExpoDisc for white balance, part of Exploring Photography: White Balance and Color Temperature.
- I dragged Heather out here to another shady location…to demonstrate a manual white balance tool that I have here.…This is an ExpoDisc and what it's gonna do…is help me get a more accurate manual white balance.…The reason that I think I need manual white balance…is because we're in shade and as you've seen…auto white balance can mess up in shade.…Just to be sure that that's where we're at here,…I'm gonna take an auto (clicking of camera)…white balance portrait here.…It looks pretty good and it might be it looks pretty good…because she's surrounded by red rock…which are reflecting some nice warm light up onto her…but still I think it could be better.…
It looks a little cool.…So I'm gonna do just a normal manual white balance,…however, rather than having her hold up something white…to manually white balance off of, I'm gonna use this thing.…The ExpoDisc has all of these little diffusion…grid things in one side.…There's probably a Latin term for that…that's more technical.…I don't know what it is though.…What it does is, it's going to give me…
In this course, photographer, author, and educator Ben Long explores the art and science of white balance and color temperature. Ben explores how to adjust your camera's white-balance settings, and what to do when auto white balance goes wrong. He then surveys some optional aids for white balance, and scenarios where "inaccurate" color may well be the right stylistic choice.
- What is white balance?
- Exploring auto white balance and understanding why it fails
- Working with white-balance camera presets
- Using ExpoDiscs and WhiBal cards
- Making stylistic white-balance choices
- Correcting mixed white balance