If I want to use a white card to determine the white balance, and I'm taking a picture of something that is a short distance away from me, does it matter if I don't walk back to where I'm going to stand when I take the final photo, when I take the photo for white balance?
Let me rephrase that.
Suppose I can walk up to the subject, place my white card on/against it. What if I don't bother walking all the way back to where I'm going to stand when I take my actual photo, when I take the photo I'm going to use for white balance.
Does it matter?
I understand that if I'm so close that I'm actively blocking or influencing light, then it matters, but if I can avoid that, I'm thinking this won't matter a bit.
I also assume that if I capture the image from a different angle than my final one, then it might matter, but again, if I can avoid that...
Am I right in my assumptions?