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#1 Davis Silis

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 06:49 PM

I've got a fairly straight-forward question about lighting gray cards when using color correction filters.

I'm using 500T 16mm stock outdoors with an 85 filter. Would I shoot the gray card with the 85 filter (but no other filters) in daylight? Or should I set up a tungsten light and shoot the card with no filter, and then proceed shooting as normal outdoors with the 85?

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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:01 PM

I've got a fairly straight-forward question about lighting gray cards when using color correction filters.

I'm using 500T 16mm stock outdoors with an 85 filter. Would I shoot the gray card with the 85 filter (but no other filters) in daylight? Or should I set up a tungsten light and shoot the card with no filter, and then proceed shooting as normal outdoors with the 85?

Thanks.


You should do it under lighting conditions which you want to be considered "normal" and "white." Since your normal approach will be daylight with an 85 you should shoot the greycard under daylight and an 85.
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#3 Davis Silis

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Posted 23 October 2007 - 07:04 PM

Thanks for clarifying that. I figured that was the case.
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