Night photorgaphy white balance

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by b0tt094, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. b0tt094 macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2006
    I have a d50 and there is no preset whit balacence mode for it, so what sould i do Use custom and set it as a black pic or what

    thanks in advance for all help:cool:
  2. b0tt094 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2006
    Please I got a clear sky tonight and I dont want it to come out blue :( :(
  3. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    The D50 also appears to offer white balance bracketing, which might at least give you something to work with if you're stuck shooting jpegs. Looks like you also may be able to manually set it under "Preset" but you'd probably need the manual to tell for certain.

    If you've got a converter, shoot raw and worry about white balance in post-processing. Especially for artificial lighting conditions at night where you get all sorts of colors, it's the easiest way to go since depending on the predominate light source, the shift could be anywhere from extreme yellow to blue.
  4. coldrain macrumors regular

    Dec 20, 2006
    Too late I'm sure, but moon light is as white as day light. So if you don't know how to set the white balance correctly, just put the whitebalance for cloudy weather. The colours will be quite faithful then.

    And next time when you want white to be white, photograph a white piece of paper and set custom whitebalance to that. If you have street lights lighting the paper that will not work since the street lights with not have white light, and you adjusting to the street lights will make all colour look very strange. So then still, shooting at "clouded" setting and in RAW if you need the extra room to adjust later is your best shot.
  5. b0tt094 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Sep 2, 2006
    Ahh I see thanks, I got another clear night and might just do it again, Idk if the shade setting might be better for it than the cloudy

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