by Bart Arondson

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Now this may seem funny, but I have a pair of grey jeans that I put on for photo shoots and I regularly use as a grey card. I normally hold the camera close and keep the jeans out of focus. Since the material is not very reflective, and it is about 20% grey, the method turns out to be pretty accurate under most conditions!


In the old days of film I was taught that the palm of your hand was an almost perfect substitute for a grey card.


Here are the curve adjustments that I used to get the white balance that I think you want. Input/output Red 62/56 84/84 129/130 244/255 Green 82/84 129/130 251/255 Blue 60/56 83/84

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