Setting White Balance

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Tumbleweed, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    Just curious to see what others are usingand doing to set their white balnce on their cameras when taking pictures of their tanks. I saw an older review by Gresham about the Expo disc and was curious if you still liked it Gresham or if there is something wlse out there that others are using.
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    My camera specifically has a white balance setting in the menu that automatically configures at any given scene, and it really does knock the blue back a ton. Beyond that a little photoshop adjusting to knock the haze back a bit, and voila! :D
     
  3. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Yes I still like my ExpoDisc. I'd use it if I had a camera. Since I don't it's on it's way to JBNY.
     
  4. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Just make sure you have something WHITE in every pic you take ;-)
     
  5. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    A gray card would be MUCH better then just a white region. using just white tends to over expose the shot IMO.
     
  6. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    I have heard diffent methods. One person said to just use a piece of PVC pipe in the tank and adjust the camera to it, but like you said Gresham it tends to over expose the shots. I think I will just retry the grey card. I just need to find it.
     
  7. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    I just printed one and laminated it :)

    I used to use the PVC method but stopped once I got the ExpoDisc.
     
  8. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    I carry this in my bag.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    is it waterproof?
     
  10. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    It's plastic so I don't see why not. The lanyard isn't, but you can just tie a string to it or something.
     
  11. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Guest

    That nice Eric, where did you get that?
     
  12. arod2051

    arod2051 Guest

    I went to whibal.com, which is printed on the label and they even have a keychain model. That looks pretty convenient.
     
  13. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    I don't remember where I got it from actually, haha. I've owned it for years and only really use it for people photography.
     
  14. For setting custom white balance, a neutral gray should give better results. You could print one out like Gresham or you could go to a home improvement store or paint store and grab one of their gray paint samples.
     

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