#69. "RE: Is there such a thing as correct white balance? Discuss. " In response to In response to 66
Powder Springs, US
As I said, I don't print much. I have volumes of 35mm photos in albums that rarely get looked at. I wish they were on my HD and maybe sometime, I will scan them. It is too easy for me to enjoy my photos on my monitor.
I do know that digital photos back from Walmart look heads an shoulders better than the 35mm prints on the Noritsus. Digital color is just better, from an accuracy point of view.
Still, the topic of the thread is whether there is a correct WB. I believe there is. Whether the situation or your workflow maintains it is, in my mind, a totally different discussion.
As Mel says, you can achieve it in a studio. I think I can get close enough in uniform lighting. Obviously it falls apart in split lighting, but the principal can still apply to how you want it to turn out.
Scott Chapin Powder Springs, GA, USA Nikonians Team Member