My Fav Photo Tips and Tricks

Some days I spend hours scouring the internet looking for tips and tricks to improve my craft. So I thought I’d create a mini-series and share some tips I’ve found to be super helpful.

Set a custom white balance when you are shooting

Doing so will ensure you are capturing accurate colors and will also reduce post-processing time. Hooray for efficiency!

To set your custom white balance:

  1. Simply take a piece of white or neutral/grey paper so it’s in the same lighting as your subject. It’s best to shoot in manual focus so that you can get a clear shot, but it’s not necessary.
  2. Fill your camera frame with the card and take a photo of it from the same direction as you will be taking your main shot.
  3. Now you’ll want to set the custom white balance based on this shot. Enter your camera’s white balance settings and look for either Presets or Custom White Balances.
  4. Select the image of the card to set this as the white balance reference point.

You will have to do this every time you change your scenery or subject but I assure you taking the extra few minutes ahead of time and setting this will save you a world of time during post.

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