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How do you set your white balance when you photograph nature in the morning or evening?How do you make sure that the camera doesn't 'neutralize' the nice warm light?..

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Use the preset for "Daylight" or set to 5300K (not all cameras use that nomenclature). Or if it's capable shoot in raw and adjust later to your sense of how it should look.A member of the rabble in good standing..

Comment #1

I forgot to mention which camera I have: Nikon D80.I don't want to shoot RAW yet. So I'll try it with setting it to 5300K.Thanks...

Comment #2

Here's a chart with several settings for sunlight..

Http://www.sizes.com/units/color_temperature.htm.

You can also take a picture of a graycard and use it later to fix the white balance...

Comment #3

Graystar wrote:.

Here's a chart with several settings for sunlight..

Http://www.sizes.com/units/color_temperature.htm.

You can also take a picture of a graycard and use it later to fix thewhite balance..

I think that you're missing the point, you don't want the white balance perfect, you want that golden light of sunrise and sunset to color the rest of the landscape. If you shoot a greycard and balance on that you essentially eliminate all the golden color that you're looking for..

A member of the rabble in good standing..

Comment #4

Starbug wrote:.

I forgot to mention which camera I have: Nikon D80.I don't want to shoot RAW yet. So I'll try it with setting it to 5300K.Thanks..

You should both set it to daylight WB and shoot RAW so you can change it later without degradation...

Comment #5

LM2 wrote:.

Graystar wrote:.

Here's a chart with several settings for sunlight..

Http://www.sizes.com/units/color_temperature.htm.

You can also take a picture of a graycard and use it later to fix thewhite balance..

I think that you're missing the point, you don't want the whitebalance perfect, you want that golden light of sunrise and sunset tocolor the rest of the landscape. If you shoot a greycard and balanceon that you essentially eliminate all the golden color that you'relooking for..

The OP needs to print out a few (different) "blue" cards and set a custom WB with one of them. The bluer the card, the warmer the pic..

Charlie DavisNikon 5700, Sony R1, Nikon D300HomePage: http://www.1derful.infoBridge Blog: http://www.here-ugo.com/BridgeBlog/..

Comment #6

If I was in the situation where I wasn't confident that I had the white balance correct then I would take the shot again in RAW..

Alternatively take the shot at a few different white balance settings if possible. However shooting in JPG+RAW saves you from having to retake the shot...

Comment #7

You can also set your camera to PRE in white balance setting and then hold down the WB key down until PRE blinks and then take a picture of the sky (or ground) which sets the white balance to the current conditions (holy run on sentence Batman!). You should get a GOOD message when it works. PRE keeps the setting there until you leave PRE. PRE stands for preferred I think...

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