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Old Apr 10, 2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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I shot some practice shots with my 20D. I'm doing Bridal Shots of a family member next weekend. I took my fiance and we went to the part in the afternoon/evening. I had a 550EX off the camera (on StroboFrame) and a 420EX as a slave on a tripod.

I kept the white balance on auto. In the camera the shots looked great. Then I came the laptop and they looked very pale. I thought that the AWB setting would be good. Do I need to set it the a Flash white balance?? I was out side just using the flashes as a fill flash.

Could it have something to do with the fact that I was using an off camera shoe cord?

What white balance setting do you use? I need recommendations.



Below is a shot of what I'm talking about. I know that I can correct it on Photoshop, however I'd like to fix it in the camera!
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Old Apr 10, 2005, 12:39 AM   #2
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There is another shot, It isn't as bad as the others.
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Old Apr 10, 2005, 12:41 AM   #3
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This as at another location. I think the skin tones look good.
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Old Apr 10, 2005, 6:41 AM   #4
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You have a typical black(top)/white(skirt) problem here - where the TTL is quite unpredictable...

Use a grey card (to set both the WB and the exposure) :idea:
or FEL(* - AE lock with flash) lock on the skin tone!

-> The 18% grey card is best here since it'll be independent from your subject and background exposure and white balance - and yes you can do white balance with a grey card
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Old Apr 10, 2005, 10:39 AM   #5
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How can I set this on my 20D. I've only owed it a few weeks and haven't got around to messing with the white balance setteings.
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Old Apr 10, 2005, 1:14 PM   #6
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Hi Matthew,

Take a look at page 51 in the 20D manual, Custom White Balance.



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Old Apr 10, 2005, 9:52 PM   #7
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Thanks I re-shot them today and they turned out great.

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