Setting Your White Balance with a Gray Card - a Tip from Phil Steele

Setting Your White Balance with a Gray Card – a Tip from Phil Steele


Setting your white balance can be done two ways: in camera when you’re shooting or later in post-processing. In this short video tutorial Phil Steele shows you how to do both methods.

Part one is using a gray card to set a custom white balance. Read more about that topic with: Get your White Balance Right in Seconds Using Grey Card.

Part two is how to adjust the white balance using a gray card in Lightroom. Read more here: Adjusting White Balance in Lightroom.

If you liked this tip, you can find out more about Phil’s Lightroom course or his brand new Event Photography course here.

Phil also mentioned where to buy gray cards, you can find several options on Amazon:

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