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If flash isn't an option but you're there officially and reasonably close to the action, what about halogen floods (poor man's studio lighting if you like). Many years ago I had some cheap 8' tripod mounted 500W floods designed for DIY work, modified to 3x500W each. Something similar may work here, at least to reduce the contrast from the fluorescents to ...


The triangles represent the orange and blue shifts of the 3000k and 9000k light, and the rectangle represents the neutral white in between.


White balance works by adjusting the ratio of sensitivity between colors. There is no actual impact on the sensor (which is why white balance doesn't particularly matter when shooting RAW). On a perfectly neutral image, if you had the same amount of red, green and blue light, you would get something like .8, .8, .8 for red, green and blue if you had 80% ...


The camera can not alter the spectral sensitivities of the sensor, those are baked into the chip. What actually happens depends on what format your saving files in. If it's a Raw file format, what happens is the cameras white balance setting is recorded in the raw file for a raw file processor to use to create that white balance. If you're writing ...


No mode changes how the sensor reacts to light nor how it is read. That is why WB settings have no impact on RAW files with two exceptions: the embedded thumbnail which is usually a JPEG and the WB parameters recorded in the EXIF. White Balance modes fall into 3 categories: Automatic: The camera reads the scene in multiple points and uses a formula to ...


It is impossible to make a camera see like human eyes see. A camera sensor is made to see as closely as possible but any closet and there are serious noise issues to deal with. So all we can do with cameras today is calibrate them to match 24 colors or so under one illuminant, and hope that doesn't change much throughout the day. We all know that ...


The color correction is acting as expected. The point of using a color target is to adjust for the color of light to assume that the light is white. If you want to have the color that is present when shooting, you should instead use a fixed white point that you consider to be standard white, but naturally people's eyes will adjust quite a bit for the color ...


There is no simple way. You really needed to be able to set the color balance to the same thing and with only a JPEG to go on, your ability to do that is drastically limited as color information you need to make adjustments is simply going to be missing. Say for example that you have a pixel in the image that properly white balanced has a red value that is ...

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