So I'm picking up a ColorChecker. Partly because I'd like to have more accurate colors and (let's be honest) partly out of curiosity and boredom. My question is: I understand that colors should frequently be calibrated for color-critical studio work, but how often should they be recalibrated for outdoors/available light work?
I don't plan on carrying the passport around with me everywhere I go, not least because I shoot Leica for the minimalism and I don't want to be encumbered by technical stuff. My plan was to make a bunch of profiles for the various light conditions I encounter: noon daylight, sunset daylight, indoors naturally lit, indoors incandescent light, indoors fluorescent light, outdoors sodium vapor streetlights, etc. I figure I can do this once and have my colors roughly where I want them for all situations.
My question, therefore, is this: is this even a worthwhile pursuit? I suspect color rendition is more than just white balance, but does it vary nearly as much with various light sources? I realize making a profile under one streetlight is unlikely to work precisely for another, but wouldn't it at least be within the ballpark of correct? Or at least more so than using the default profiles?