Can I use a white sheet of paper for white balance?
You can use a white piece of paper, a gray card, or an Expodisc. When using one of these options you will want to set your camera up for custom white balance. This will allow your camera to read the light on one of these options and set your white balance accordingly.
Can I print a GREY card?
A “gray card” is 18% reflective. Even if the PS equivalent color is 127,127,127, different papers will reflect light – and more importantly color – inconsistently. Yes, you can print “gray” on a sheet of paper by following these steps. But for use as a “gray card”, it will be a waste of time.
How do you gray balance with a white card?
For Canon users:
- Take a photo of the gray card – you need to make sure there is NOTHING else in the shot.
- Navigate through your menu until you find where it says “Custom White Balance” or something similar.
- Select the image of the gray card you just took.
- Set your camera’s White Balance setting to Custom.
How do you manually set white balance?
Simply traverse your camera’s menu until you see the “White Balance” setting, then press the “SET” button, in the middle of the rear thumbwheel. Then turn the thumbwheel until the Custom White Balance icon is displayed.
Why do you use a grey card to set white balance?
By using a grey card, you are basically retaining more control over the final appearance of the image by adjusting white balance on your own. A grey card works because of its lack of color and because it is a neutral tone.
How do you perfect white balance?
10 Tips for Setting Perfect White Balance
- Understand light.
- Calibrate your monitor.
- Control your environment.
- Use the White Balance Selector eyedropper.
- Refer to a visual reference point.
- Go to extremes.
- Compare to correct images.
- View the image small.