ND Filters, Marketing, Specifications, and Agrivation

Christmas brought me a Lee Big Stopper, and I’ve been working writing a review of it as well as testing it out to figure out how I can best put it to use. I already had a 10-stop ND filter, a HiTech Pro Stop, but the color casts it imparts render it almost impossible to shoot […]

10-Stop ND White Balance Converter

Calculate the required white balance settings for an image made with a high-density ND filter with a known shift.

Cameras: Set White Balance with Live View

It’s possible to set an approximate, but fairly accurate, custom white balance using live view in liue of a custom white balance target. Though doing so will be be less accurate than a properly calibrated white balance card. For most dual-dial Canon bodies, you cycle though the preset white balance modes using the rear dial, and change […]

Custom White Balances: Why Not to Use Printer Paper

Creative uses aside, accurate white balance is critical to insuring the proper reproduction of colors in a photograph. In cases with difficult lighting conditions frequently we create and turn to custom white balances to insure the color in their images is correct. However using the common copy or printer paper, which usually contains optical brighteners-chemicals […]