White Balance and Flash on the D100
Bear with me folks, I know this may sound ridiculous, but here goes.
I've been reading quite a bit about recommended white balance settings, such as cloudy -3, and so on.
The question I have is that if I am shooting indoors and want to use my flash
Do I calibrate or tune for the lighting conditions without flash
If I set it for flash, what happens to the portions of the picture area that are not covered by flash
I hope I asked this in an intelligible manner. What I've been doing is to preset whenever I can, using a gray card. I find this accurate, but now that I have to take a series of indoor flash shots, I need to know how one would go about metering in this scenario...for available light or flash?
Any help would be appreciated.
Fuquay Varina, NC
#1. "The simplest solution..." | In response to Reply # 0RRowlett Charter MemberWed 11-Sep-02 11:06 PM
...is to take some test shots indoors with flash at different white balance settings. Start with the flash setting, and vary it +/-3. See which of these you like best, or some other setting. Once you know which setting to use, you can just dial it in for reproducible results every time.
BTW for outdoors, I prefer SHADE+3, unless shooting garden shots, where the cooler CLOUDY-2 gives a little extra boost to greens. CLOUDY-3 is similar in color temperature to SHADE+3, but some of the colors are very saturated compared to the shade setting. It's all personal preference, however. Choose what you like. One of the best parts of digital is you get to choose this setting.