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How does one use a white balance card (gray card) to set a custom white balance? [duplicate]

I have only been able to find instructions that involve post-processing. Is there a process where I can take a photo of the card and set that white balance and save it for my photos? Basically setting ...
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Would auto white balance benefit from use of a color card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does Auto White-Balance Really Work? How? How do you use a gray card? An ongoing unsolved challenge is white balance (Nikon D800E). The camera in auto WB fails way too often,...
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Grey cards and there understandings [duplicate]

Few months ago i Ordered for a Grey Card,they came in 3 numbers one card is Fully dark grey,second one is Light Grey,one is Like dull white,i read about Grey Cards and there uses for white Balance, to ...
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How do I use a gray card for shooting a cityscape? [duplicate]

I am shooting wide shots of storefronts. I am standing across a street and using a zoom. I am confused about how to use the QP 101 gray card. How big does the gray card have to be in the frame? Do I ...
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What is the 18% gray tone, and how do I make a 18% gray card in Photoshop?

I have heard about 18% gray tone — what is it really, and why 18% (and not 20% or some other value), and how can I make it in Photoshop?
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How could one make a DIY Gray card for exposure/color correction?

I know that there are "gray cards" sold that help with exposure/color correction, but as I'm on a tight budget I'd like to make my own. Is this possible? Also, are there other objects (paint sample ...
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Is there any use for a warm filter on a digital camera?

A friend of mine wants to buy a warm filter for her Canon 450D. I'm wondering if there's any real benefit there, as the color casting can be done in post. Also, for people more familiar with the ...
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How to reduce the effect of bright day light in the photographs?

This photograph was taken at around 9:30 AM. The sunlight was bright. I can't shoot in raw. I have adjusted the brightness and the contrast by which at least the tree is appearing brighter. Look at ...
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Getting a similar picture (colours) on Manual Mode while using similar Auto Mode settings (T6 and 40D)

Very new to photography, using a EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens on a T6 and a 40D. Doing my best to explain what my problem is. I'm trying to use Manual Mode as much as possible, so I had the not-so-smart ...
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Should I be warming grey card calibrated shots?

In a recent blog post at this site, Tim Grey recommended the following: You could then use the white balance tool in Lightroom or Adobe Camera Raw (or similar tools in other software) to make the ...
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Photographing darker-skinned people

[In the spirit of this question on photographing overweight people, and photographing people with glasses.] What are some tips, tricks and things to look out for when photographing dark-skinned ...
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How do you use a gray card…in the dark room?

Similar to this question; however, I'd like to know more information about using a gray card in a dark room. I know that I am supposed to balance off of it; however, after I make a test strip, how do ...