August 20th, 2015
I am wondering what people are doing for white balance? Is it Auto all the way? That’s what I am doing pretty much : auto on camera, auto on Lightroom import, and another auto after enfuse blend. I still have to tweak the warmth a bit but it is pretty good.
Here is what I do:
- Shoot Raw – because it gives you the most flexibility for correcting the image, including white balance, in post-processing.
- Set Auto white balance on camera. My Canon 5DMkII does a great job with auto white balance. I’ve never taken it off Auto WB since I got in 2009.
- Tweak it to your taste in Lightroom – For the details of adjusting white balance in Lightroom see this tutorial.
For a totally Photoshop approach see this White Balance trick from the Graphics Geeks.
It is also worth mentioning that John McBay has several videos in his Image Editing For Real Estate video series that deal with all the classic mixed white balance issues that we run into in interiors.
What workflow do others use for White Balance?