I'm obsessed with getting the right colors at the moment. argh I am not calibrated so this is really frustrating. Here is a shot of my grey card. Then I adjusted the white balance in Lightroom using the grey card. Then I copied and pasted the white balance settings on to a picture of my daughter (not a very good picture, but just for demo purposes). After adjusting the WB using the grey card, everything looks really, really warm. Can anyone please tell me if the grey card-adjusted pictures looks right to you?
not calibrated, much better with the wb.
I think the lesson learned from a similar post the other day was that grey cards tend to look a bit warmer, not sure if that means they are correct way of doing it though but def a good start
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The WBed one looks close to me. It may be a bit too warm but not much. She looks just a tad too orange which may actually be a red issue instead of a yellow one. I don't know without looking at the numbers. The pic also looks like it could use a little brightening in the midtones. Sometimes that helps too when I think that a photo looks too warm. It really is just that the skintone needs a little brightening.
Yeah...as the others said...it's a touch warm, but all of my grey card balanced images are a touch warm too.
ETA: The image is also a tad underexposed which makes all color look more extreme. Use curves to pull up the mid tones and it won't look as warm. (I confess...I know because I just tried it. LOL!)
Last edited by AmberBella; 12-03-2009 at 07:50 PM.
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