How do you set your camera’s white balance?

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How do you set your camera’s white balance?

*image by Lora Swinson

It’s time for another edition of our monthly series “Ask a Click Pro” here on the CM photography blog in which we give our Click Pros one question and they dish. Their answers alone are always inspiring and this week we asked them…

What method do you use for setting your white balance in camera and why does that method work for you?

Beth OreyBeth Orey, Texas
I use Kelvin for my white balance. I always prefer warmer images and can usually just set the Kelvin I prefer in whatever particular situation (I go case by case) and then forget about it. The main reason I don’t use other methods is because I know I’ll forget to use them! I go for as simple as possible.

 

 

Laurie YuengerLaurie Yuenger, Illinois
A lot of people are shocked when I say auto but honestly, 99% of the time, my D700 does fantastic with getting it right on, or really close. I can tell via the LCD (I’m a chimper!) if the white balance is off, and in that case I will use one of the preset settings, or by setting my camera to the WB of the white/grey card or someones white shirt etc.  The reason I mainly use auto is because if I’m outdoors the lighting can chance fast with little ones; I don’t want to stop the flow of the session every time we move to re-establish the white balance when I’d rather focus on manual exposure settings, posing, engaging the subjects and auto does such a great job in my camera anyways!

 

Michelle DeMossMichelle DeMoss, California
I always shoot in Kelvin. For me, it’s quick, easy, and I don’t have to carry any extra equipment. I also like that I RARELY have to fix skin tones in Photoshop if I’ve nailed Kelvin.

 

 

 

Lacey MeyersLacey Meyers, Oregon
Most often I set a custom white balance. I’ll set if off of my Lastolite Collapsible Grey Card, a grey t-shirt one of my kids are wearing, or even a white wall. I’ll also usually take a photo with my WhiBal card in it so that I can double check my color very easily in Lightroom. This is also helpful if I didn’t have a chance to set a custom white balance in the first place. Kelvin comes in mighty handy though when I have nothing to set a CWB off of!

 

 

Amber ScruggsAmber Scruggs, Virginia
In studio I set my white balance to Kelvin 5600 because that is what is calibrated to my Einstein strobe. Color comes out perfect and that makes photographing newborns so much easier! Outside, I use the Photovision Target to set my custom white balance, it tends to set things on the warmer side of things but I much prefer warmer images over cool.

 

 

Justin KnightJustine Knight, New York
The amazing Lisa Harrison introduced me to Kelvin for white balance in her Natural Light 101 workshop and I have never looked back! Over time, I have developed a pretty good feel for what kelvin is required for certain lighting conditions.

 

 

 

online ProPhoto wordpress photography workshop instructor Courtney KeimCourtney Keim, New Jersey
I used to use auto wb but since I was introduced to the ExpoDisc, I use it exclusively. The color is almost spot on and it only takes a few seconds to take the shot and change my custom wb. I feel like when I was in auto wb my colors were always so cool but since incorporating this into my shooting workflow, my images are so warm and perfect, in my opinion.

 

 

Mandy HaberMandy Haber, Alabama
I started using Kelvin to set white balance about a year and a half ago and never looked back. I get much more consistent results than I ever did using auto or the presets!

 

 

 

Marissa GiffordMarissa Gifford, Washington
I used to rely on Kelvin for white balance, but since I switched to using an ExpoDisc a few months ago my SOOC color has been so much better. It’s super reliable and makes editing much easier.

 

 

 

Caroline JensenCaroline Jensen, Minnesota
I am an ExpoDisc girl all the way! I have the neutral disc and have used it for almost two years. If I forget it then I use Kelvin. I have been very happy with those results as well.

 

 

 

Leslie DensfordLeslie Densford, North Carolina
I set my white balance using Kelvin temperatures. Normally I start out at 6000K+ when shooting outdoors and as low as 2860K in low light/indoor conditions. I still have to tweak it a bit in post processing. I hear whispers that Santa may bring me an ExpoDisc and I am really excited about that!

 

 

Haley LorraineHaley Lorraine, Vancouver
I have just started using the ExpoDisc and LOVE it! Super easy to use and it has resulted in a much better image SOOC and a faster edit time for me.

 

 

 

Tracy BradburyTracy Bradbury, United Kingdom
I started using Kelvin after seeing a tutorial on it here and have been using it ever since.  My photos seem to come out quite well and sometimes just need a small tweak when opening them up in ACR.  I keep hearing great things about the ExpoDisc and am very tempted to get one.

 

 

Jennifer DellJennifer Dell, Texas
I think I have tried everything in the quest for perfect white balance! That said, I continue to use Kelvin as it’s quick and easy to set up especially if my light is changing quickly while shooting busy children and families.

 

 

 

Megan DillMegan Dill, New York
Kelvin is my tried-and-true method. I choose an initial setting based on the time of day and the type of light, then chimp until the white balance appears correct on my LCD. Getting it right in camera is paramount to my sanity when it comes to post processing.

 

 

Carly BinghamCarly Bingham, California
For portraits I use custom white balance with my ExpoDisc. Now, when I have sessions with young children? Setting Custom White Balance flies out the window. Who has time for that? So I mostly use Kelvin. It is so easy, so simple and you don’t have to carry any extra equipment. Love Kelvin!!

 

 

Dana TateDana Tate, Missouri
I use and completely trust my ExpoDisc. It works for me because it is quick, easy and accurate. It takes 3 seconds and saves me lots of time in post. I honestly wouldn’t want to shoot without it.

 

 

 

Rebecca SpencerRebecca Spencer, United Kingdom
With the speed the weather and light changes here in the UK I am a fan of using auto white balance on my D700 when I am shooting outside. Auto wb works great most of the time and is an easy fix in Lightroom on the few occasions it needs a slight tweak.

 

 

Parikha MehtaParikha Mehta, Pennsylvania
I usually use Kelvin. I love what my ExpoDisc can do, but, with wriggly little ones, I usually can’t grab it fast enough without missing the moment.

 

 

 

Krista CampbellKrista Campbell, Arkansas
I have used both custom white balance using a grey card and also shooting in Kelvin in camera. I’ve found that shooting in AWB is the easiest for me! I always shoot in RAW and then I open every image in Adobe Camera Raw. I adjust the temperature as needed and find that most of my images need to be warmed up slightly. I do this by moving my temperature slider to the right and most of the time my temperature is usually between 4800-5100.

 

 

Elena BlairElena Blair, Washington
I use Kelvin WB. I always start at 5500 and go up from there. My camera seems to be a bit on the cool side so I usually have to warm up in post, but I do that in batches of images with the same lighting. I find it so easy to fix in ACR that I have never gone with custom WB. Kelvin keeps it simple and consistent, in my opinion.

 

 

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150 Comments

  1. Carla Hedges Nov 27 2012 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Shared on Facebook!
    I use an Expo disc portrait to set white balance. Would love a chance to try the neutral!

  2. Jasmine Nov 27 2012 at 11:41 am - Reply

    I pinned it! I use Auto which is why I need a disc!

  3. chrissy sandifer Nov 27 2012 at 11:46 am - Reply

    I pinned it! Right now I sadly just use auto and fix it in ACR/photoshop. (lazy up front-yet takes more time in the end!)

  4. Jo Nov 27 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    I shared on FB! I currently set WB with Kelvin (thanks to CM)!

  5. julie gropp Nov 27 2012 at 11:51 am - Reply

    I pinned it! I would love an expodisc!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/383931936953053816/

  6. DawneC Nov 27 2012 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Shared on FB & Tweeted… I set my WB using my expodisc. I would love a 77mm expodisc and mine is too small for all my lens’. LOVE using my current expodisc as my WB is spot on nearly every time!

  7. Jessica Nov 27 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Pinned! I currently set my white balance using the preset settings (cloudy/sunlight/etc) and if those are still off, I’ll switch over to kelvin.

  8. Autumn Nov 27 2012 at 11:55 am - Reply

    I pinned it!

  9. pue Nov 27 2012 at 11:57 am - Reply

    tweeted. i use awb.

  10. Heather Richard Nov 27 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Shared on facebook and pinned

  11. Jennifer Nov 27 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

    Shared on Pinterest – Would love an expo disc, right now I am on auto!

  12. Melissa B Nov 27 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

    shared on twitter, I currently use the presets, but now after reading I am intrigued to find the Kelvin tutorial!
    Twitter name fastandfrenzied

  13. Danielle M. Nov 27 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    I shared it on Facebook! I currently either use auto or use a preset on my camera. Would love to use a Expodisc, cant imagine with the posts above what it would do to my photos! Thanks for the opportunity to win 🙂

  14. Tracey Southerland Nov 27 2012 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    I shared on facebook! I recently switched to Kelvin for white balance. It has made a world of difference in my pp’ing over Auto WB. 🙂

  15. Kelly R Nov 27 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    I shared it on FB!
    I currently set WB using Kelvin. I’ve been eyeing the expodisc for a while now!!!!
    Thanks!

  16. Samantha K Nov 27 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB. I’ve been using Kelvin but I’m still getting the hang of it! Love it so far!

  17. Melissa Nov 27 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    I pinned:http://pinterest.com/pin/253749760226338018/ I currently use a Provision Target for studio stuff and sadly, auto, for outdoors.

  18. Anna Nov 27 2012 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    I pinned 🙂 I currently use AWB but would LOVE to try the Expodisc 🙂

  19. Carey Nov 27 2012 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    Pinned 🙂 http://pinterest.com/pin/87960998943697320/

    I use auto and try to correct levels in LR and/or photoshop later. I’d love an expo disc to make my life easier.

  20. Dominique Nov 27 2012 at 12:05 pm - Reply
  21. Amy S. Nov 27 2012 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    I Pinned it & tweeted my pin too!!! I use auto because I am still learning the ropes but would LOVE to try the Expodisc!!!!

  22. Kira Nov 27 2012 at 12:06 pm - Reply

    I pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/5629568255861206/ I’ve been using AWB or chimping and changing, but I’d love to try the expodisc. I’ve had my eye on it for months!

  23. Karen Nov 27 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Shared on Facebook.

  24. Brenda O Nov 27 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I shared on FB!
    I usually change it to the presets for the conditions I am shooting in. Im interested in trying the ExpoDisc after reading all the great reviews!
    Thank You!

  25. Jess Nov 27 2012 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    I currently use Kelvin. Have been wanting to try ExpodDisc, thanks for the great giveaway! Tweeted @oldnicholsfarm

  26. Kim Peterson Nov 27 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Tweeted https://twitter.com/kimjanepeterson/status/273472648288284672 🙂 I have been using Kelvin for the last 6 months or so, and since taking NL 101 with Lisa, I have gotten much more accurate at picking my Kelvin number. 🙂

  27. Melissa Brown Nov 27 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    HI. I shared on Facebook! I currently use my grey card. I have seen the results of an expo and would like to try it for myself. I know that you can clip it to a string around your neck for easy access, making it very practical on shoots.

  28. Heather arnita Nov 27 2012 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    I shared on Facebook. Right now i sue auto but I have really wanted an expo disc for a while.

  29. Blair Colby Nov 27 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/111534528243219724/

    I use a grey card. Tried to use Kelvin but never could nail it. I need help!

  30. Angela Williams Nov 27 2012 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    I twitted it! I am still learning and would love to win this! 🙂

  31. Susan Byrd Nov 27 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    I shared on Facebook. I set me white balance to auto.

  32. MicheleG Nov 27 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    I tweeted! Crossing fingers!

  33. RobynK Nov 27 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    i shared on Pinterest
    http://pinterest.com/pin/207869339022314101/

    I use auto – I would love to try the neutral ExpoDisc!

  34. Ophelia Nov 27 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    I shared on facebook. I used CWB when I used my camera indoors. Outdoors, I tend to stick with presents (sunny or shade).

  35. Caneel Nov 27 2012 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I shared on facebook. I usually use awb or sometimes custom and a grey card. I always shoot a grey card in a photo when I start a session and if we change locations and light changes, I shoot it again. I don’t always need that, but it sure helps in processing if the color looks off.

  36. Erin Moore Nov 27 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    I tweeted it! I currently use auto wb on my D700. I feel that it shoots cool – I’m always adjusting in LR! Boo!

  37. Dana S Nov 27 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB. I use a little bit of everything but trying to use Kelvin more.

  38. Carrie Nelson Nov 27 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I tweeted it! https://twitter.com/carrieann/status/273479768798801920

    I currently do Auto WB, because setting it manually with my Rebel is a pain. And there is no option for Kelvin settings with the XT! Would love an expodisc!!

  39. Erin Nov 27 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    I just pinned it! I currently use auto WB and adjust in Lightroom. An Expodisk would make things so much easier!

  40. Jacqueline Berry Nov 27 2012 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    I pinned it! I currently set white balance using auto.

  41. Linnea Nov 27 2012 at 12:39 pm - Reply

    This is really helpful. Thank you. I always used AWB with my Nikon and never thought twice about it. Since I’ve switched to Canon that has been my only complaint, I hate the AWB setting. It never gets it right!

  42. Colie Nov 27 2012 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    Shared on my personal FB.

    I go back and forth between AWB and Kelvin. I am about to buy an expodisc for in-home newborns though. I figure they won’t move while I set the WB 😉

  43. Jennifer B Nov 27 2012 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    Shared on Facebook! I use the presets or custom white balance most of the time.

  44. Jaimi L Nov 27 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I sadly usually use auto when chasing my kids but will use a CWB if I know I’m in tricky lighting – such as my kitchen!! Would love to do Kelvin but don’t have that option with my T2i.
    I pinned to my Christmas wishlist! http://pinterest.com/pin/123286108520996398/

  45. Michelle Hrin Nov 27 2012 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB, I currently just use AWB and fix in light room if it is off. Would love to have an expodisc, thanks for the give away.

  46. Ashley Banks Nov 27 2012 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    I shared with Pinterest! I currently use auto WB and spend way too much time in PP correcting it! An ExpoDisc would be great!

  47. Sarah Nov 27 2012 at 12:57 pm - Reply

    Pinned it! Would love to have this as I just use auto WB right now!

  48. Laurie Nov 27 2012 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB! Thanks for the chance to win!

  49. Alicia Johnson Nov 27 2012 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    I shared it on pinterest. I currently do auto. Sounds like an interesting product.

  50. Nathaly Nov 27 2012 at 1:07 pm - Reply

    I shared on FB. I use Kelvin. Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Kayla Gonzales Nov 27 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    I shared on Facebook! I do use an Expodisc, but I know someone else who really wants one, and I’d love to be able to pay it forward if I won!

  52. Lisa Nov 27 2012 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB and Pinned 😉 This expo disc would seem user friendly since right now all I use is the auto white balance on my camera. Ive tried the presets on my camera but they just don’t seem to give me what I’m looking for.

  53. dini Nov 27 2012 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    i pinned it!
    I use custom white balance using a neutral grey card but would much rather have the expo disc!!!!
    🙂

  54. dini Nov 27 2012 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    share it on facebook 🙂
    http://www.facebook.com/dini.hurwitz.3
    I use custom white balance using a neutral grey card but would much rather have the expo disc!!!!
    🙂

  55. Dana Nov 27 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    I shared on pinterest! I take a lot of photos of children and for now I just set it on auto and do the adjusting in LIghtroom.

  56. Jane Park Nov 27 2012 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Pinned it! I use auto most of the time, sometimes presets. I do a lot of post WB correction, ugh!

  57. Daniela Nov 27 2012 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB, I am currently using AWB or the camera presets, and I woud love to have the expo disc!! thanks for the opportunity

  58. Davina Gruenstein Nov 27 2012 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Shared on twitter: https://twitter.com/drgseattle/status/273494904456478721 I shoot with AWB right now, but would love an ExpoDisc!

  59. Whitney Benson Nov 27 2012 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    I shared on facebook! I am a beginner, so just getting great tips at the moment!

  60. Traci Nov 27 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    I tweeted! I currently use auto, but am in the process of learning the techniques for kelvin and would love to work with the expo disc! Thanks for this chance and good luck everyone! 🙂

  61. Stacy Blackwell Nov 27 2012 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    I shared with FB. I set my WB with the portrait ExpoDisc since attending a recent workshop with David Guy Manard! I’d love to have the neutral one as well.

  62. cindy lundy Nov 27 2012 at 2:22 pm - Reply

    shared on pinterest and twitter…i know all about the ExpoDisc!! hope to add to my photography sooner than later! thanks for the opportunity!!!!!

  63. Molly Johnson Nov 27 2012 at 2:30 pm - Reply

    I just shared this on FaceBook. I usually use the auto setting for WB but feel like it is never quite accurate which then requires a lot of post editing tweaking, would love a better way. The ExpoDisc looks amazing!!!

  64. Monica DiPaolo Nov 27 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I shared on FB. Thanks!!

  65. Rachel Nov 27 2012 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    shared! I use awb for most shoots, or a grey card if awb isnt working well for the situation.

  66. Joanna Nov 27 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    I have shared on facebook and pinned as well. I use the auto for white balance- I always wondered the best method. Thanks for the “ask the pros” series and hope to win!

  67. Amy Nov 27 2012 at 2:57 pm - Reply

    Shared on Pinterest! I usually do CWB or the camera presets.

  68. Mary Nov 27 2012 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Hubby just bought me a new camera so am still learning all the ins and outs- definitely a beginner so use auto white balance but this sounds like a fantastic tool to have in my camera case!!

    I shared via Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/maryellen.glidden

  69. Carla Bagley Nov 27 2012 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Shared via Twitter!!!

    https://twitter.com/k2p1e/status/273518107639812096

    I have always used AWB but since getting upgrading from a D5100 to a D700 I have been learning to use Kelvin and loving it so far but would LOVE some more help with an expodisc!!!

  70. Erin Gregerson Nov 27 2012 at 3:54 pm - Reply

    I shared on FB. I currently use Kelvin for setting my WB.

  71. Julie McDowell Nov 27 2012 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    I shared on twitter! I currently use a grey card or the camera presets.

  72. Melody Nov 27 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

    I shared on facebook! http://www.facebook.com/yu.melody?ref=tn_tnmn

    I just use AWB, but would love to try out the Expodisc!!

  73. Maricel Nov 27 2012 at 4:09 pm - Reply

    shared on Facebook ! I use CWB or auto if its my kids are running around

  74. Melanie Nov 27 2012 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    I shared on twitter!!!! Kelvin is how I set my WB but I have been eyeing the expo disc since hearing how much others have loved it:)

  75. Deborah Nov 27 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    I pinned this. I usually do auto WB because I’m just beginning. I’d love to improve though!

  76. Nicole Nov 27 2012 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Pinned it here: http://pinterest.com/pin/148759593913417416/
    I used Auto but would love an expodisc and have to look into Kelvin now that everyone is saying it’s so great and easy.

  77. Ashleigh Nov 27 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Shared on facebook 🙂 I use a combination of Kelvin and my gray card but Expodisc tops my Christmas wish list

  78. Rachel F. Nov 27 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    I shared on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/167759154841153773/
    I use the presets on my camera and sometimes a gray card. I would love an expodisc!

  79. Jennifer Tait Nov 27 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    I shared on Facebook and I ‘try’ to use Kelvin. Thanks for the opportunity.

  80. Allison Nov 27 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Shared on pinterest! I usually use camera presets and am learning to set custom WB with a gray card.

  81. Tracey Nov 27 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    I have shared on FB. I try to use custom WB but am a newbie and still learning. I would love ExpoDisc. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

  82. Joanna Nov 27 2012 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Shared on my fb page! I use AWB and then in post, use the dropper tool in LR, and then go from there to what looks good to my eye. Would love to try an ExpoDisc.

  83. Abbie Nov 27 2012 at 5:13 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB! I usually use my presets but would love to learn something new! Thanks for the opportunity!!

  84. Erin Roth Nov 27 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    Shared on pinterest! I use Kelvin for WB because it is easy and fast when shooting kids. Very interested in trying the expodisc though!

  85. Kim Lane Nov 27 2012 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    I use Kelvin for my white balance and tweak with a gray card in the scene. I shared on Pinterest @ http://pinterest.com/pin/521925044285471098/ Thank you!!

  86. Annie Nov 27 2012 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    I shared on Pinterest! I use WB presets on my camera or CWB, but I would love to try the Expodisc!

  87. KatieW Nov 27 2012 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    Shared on twitter! Thx for the great info. I use Kelvin.

  88. Carito Nov 27 2012 at 6:33 pm - Reply

    I shared on FB. So far I’m only using auto, but I have to try Kelvin and Expodisc.

  89. j.ro Nov 27 2012 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    I tweeted. I shoot raw and use auto WB since I’m mainly on the run with kiddos in my sessions. I am intrigued by this Expodisc though.

  90. Rene Nov 27 2012 at 7:12 pm - Reply

    I use AWB……posted link on twitter.

  91. Catherine S Nov 27 2012 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    I just shared on Pinterest. I use AWB most of the time, but would love to use the Expodisc. Thank you

  92. Megan H Nov 27 2012 at 8:02 pm - Reply

    I shared on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/megan.a.hemphill/posts/115718431925685

    I’ve been using Kelvin, but have been afraid to get it over 4500 – now I know better! Having an ExpoDisc would be amazing for when I’m photographing people who sit still for longer than .5 seconds (i.e., not my children).

  93. Heather Meyer Nov 27 2012 at 8:15 pm - Reply

    I shared on Twitter! Right now I use AWB but would like to learn Kelvin.

  94. Jen G Nov 27 2012 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I’m just starting to explore the white balance options on my camera…Mostly Auto unless I have the time to experiment. Pinned: http://pinterest.com/pin/99994054198135002/

  95. Helen Smith Nov 27 2012 at 9:23 pm - Reply

    I pinned it…I use AWB 90% of the time. I would love an Expodisc:)

  96. Heather Carraway Nov 27 2012 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    I shared on Facebook! I currently use Auto WB on my D700 and definitely need a new method 🙂

  97. sarah c. Nov 27 2012 at 9:31 pm - Reply

    Tweeted! I currently use Kelvin, but I’m getting an ExpoDisc soon!

  98. Lori H. Nov 27 2012 at 9:50 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB.
    Use auto or custom. Looking to try something new.

  99. Janecke Santoro Nov 27 2012 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Shared on Facebook. I use WB presets most of the time, but am starting to experiment with Kelvin.

  100. Jeanine Nov 27 2012 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    I shared on Twitter. I am fairly new to photography, and still learning. I use both manual and automatic settings on my camera, but I am intrigued by the Expodisc.

  101. Nicole Lattanzi Nov 27 2012 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    shared on facebook! Right now I use Kelvin to set white balance, but I have been wanting to try the expodisc!

  102. Adeena Nov 27 2012 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB! https://www.facebook.com/adeena.pentland/posts/171451349663432

    I used to use AWB.. but I’ve been trying out Kelvin and really like it!

  103. Brandi Nov 27 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Shared on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/brandi.b.picou). I use WB presets, but I really want to switch to Expodisc!

  104. kelly hearn Nov 27 2012 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    I shared on FB. I’ve been using presets, but I’m googling Kelvin and Expodisc right now!!

  105. Jamie Nov 27 2012 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Pinned to Pinterest! I currently go back and forth between preset and auto in my D90. Seems like auto yields better results. I’ve started researching Kelvin, but would love the ease of an Expodisc!

  106. Jessica B Nov 27 2012 at 11:48 pm - Reply

    GREAT article! Pinned to Pinterest (http://m.pinterest.com/pin/96616354477652270/)

    I have been learning Kelvin, but I do struggle when chasing little ones around and trying to adjust as the lighting changes! I’ve been eyeing the expodisc for a while, and after seeing Sara Seeton’s recent forum post about its greatness, I’m even more anxious to have one for myself!!

  107. Marilyn Nov 27 2012 at 11:50 pm - Reply

    I shared on Twitter @JeffersMarilyn
    I currently use a CustomWB with a Grey Card to set my white balance.

  108. Janine Nov 27 2012 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Pinned it! I currently use Kelvin or a grey card to set custom WB. Would love to give ExpoDisc a go!

  109. Candice Nov 28 2012 at 12:35 am - Reply

    Ohh I would so love to win an expo disk! Thanks for the chance! I currently use Kelvin. Shared on FB.

  110. PenelopeNY Nov 28 2012 at 12:49 am - Reply

    Shared on twitter!

  111. sina Nov 28 2012 at 1:52 am - Reply

    i shared on twitter.

    i use awb, but im starting to learn kelvin and am tempted to get an expodisc!

  112. Sita Nov 28 2012 at 3:11 am - Reply

    I pinned on Pinterest and shared on FB. I use AWB, would love an ExpoDisc!

  113. kerrie Nov 28 2012 at 8:41 am - Reply

    I posted this to my facebook page under my name kerrie monti.I use auto wb. I want to learn more about how to set my wb. Sometimes I will set it by one of the pre set settings on my camera.

  114. Trace Nov 28 2012 at 9:53 am - Reply

    I shared on my facebook page. I use AWB and have been known to use the presets. I’m finally enjoying CWB. I have set my CWB using my grey card and if I don’t have that handy then I use the toilet paper trick. I am interested in learning how to use Kelvin and I’ve heard great things about the Expodisc.

  115. andrea Nov 28 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    I shared on my FB and currently am trying out Kelvin. Thanks!

  116. Vanessa Ly Nov 28 2012 at 1:57 pm - Reply

    Shared on facebook…currently using a gray card.

  117. Sarah Nov 28 2012 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Shared on Facebook. I use Kelvin currently. Would love to give ExpoDisc a try!

  118. Jaya Nov 28 2012 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Pinned it on Pinterest.

    I usually use AWB, but I want to try an expo disc!

  119. Connie Nov 28 2012 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    I shared on facebook. I just started using Kelvin, and love it! Would love to give Expodisc a shot!

  120. Janel Nov 28 2012 at 5:24 pm - Reply

    Shared on facebook http://www.facebook.com/janel.mercil
    I currently have been using kelvin to set my WB.

  121. Ellen Nov 28 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply
  122. Kerry Nov 28 2012 at 7:58 pm - Reply

    Pinned on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/pin/75857574945281525/ I currently use AWB and adjust in Lightroom if needed.

  123. Carla Nov 29 2012 at 9:17 am - Reply

    I shared on FB (Carla Duncan) and Pinned it as well. Right now I use CWB with my grey card 🙂

  124. Jennifer Nov 29 2012 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Shared!! I use auto WB at the moment. I bought a cheapo WB filter but have yet to play with it. I’ll sometimes experiment with Kelvin, but haven’t taken the time to REALLY learn it.

  125. Christi Nov 29 2012 at 10:50 am - Reply

    Pinned on Pinterest. I use kelvin but have been wanting to try an expo disk. I’ve really had succes with kelvin and rarely have to adjust pp.

  126. Jen Nov 29 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Thanks for the info, ladies! I would love to have the ExpoDisk. I tweeted as @madsenspace.

  127. Carrie Nov 29 2012 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Shared on FB! I’ve been using the WB presets, just started learning Kelvin, and have been coveting an Expodisc!

  128. Mara Vaughan Nov 29 2012 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    I pinned this article to Pinterest! I use Kelvin white balance and then do a quick tweak in ACR but am tempted by all these rave reviews of the Expodisc!

  129. celeste pavlik Nov 30 2012 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Not sure if a CMPro can enter, but just in case, I would love a chance to win an expodisc to try it out. It’s intriguing. Shared on my fb page. https://www.facebook.com/mommaceleste?ref=tn_tnmn

  130. Heidi G Nov 30 2012 at 8:12 am - Reply

    I pinned on Pinterest. I’ve been using Kelvin to set WB.

  131. Megan Nov 30 2012 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/148689225169064520/

    I use AWB. I do notice some issues but honestly, I think I need to get more skilled at using lighting. I would love the chance to get a little help! My kids are so pale and any white balance issue really shows on their skin.

  132. Kelly Nov 30 2012 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    Shared on Pinterest. Right now I’m an automatic white balance kind of girl 🙂

  133. Maria Dec 01 2012 at 12:57 am - Reply

    Shared on twitter @mprussell. Right now I mostly use awb and occasionally kelvin.

  134. Heather Dec 01 2012 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Shared on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/435371488946907986/. I currently use AWB and fix any problems in PP.

  135. Phani Morgan Dec 01 2012 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Happy Holidays! I shared on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/103371753918912319/. I’m still trying to decide on which is the best method; Preset Settings or Kelvin. I vacillate between both.

  136. Melinda T Dec 01 2012 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    I currently use auto for white balance.

  137. Melinda T Dec 01 2012 at 8:06 pm - Reply
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  139. msn Dec 01 2012 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Shared on Pinterest and Twitter.
    I really struggle with WB. Sometimes I go custom from my grey card, but am trying to sort out Kelvin, as well. It is a terribly weak link in my progress, to be honest. Thanks to ExpoDisc for the drawing. People seem to really love their ExpoDiscs, so here’s hoping!
    Cheers,
    msn

  140. Caroline Gilreath Dec 02 2012 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Shared on Facebook! Usually use auto but have been considering the expo disc. Would love to try it out . Thanks for a great article.

  141. Megan Dec 02 2012 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Pinned it! Awesome opportunity 🙂

  142. Amy Forehand Dec 02 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply

    Pinned it. Would love to win since I am a beginning photographer and just use auto wb now

  143. Hannah Dec 02 2012 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Shared on pinterest! I usually use on the preset wb on my camera but am hoping to get an expodisc soon!

  144. Clarissa Dec 03 2012 at 9:49 am - Reply

    I shared on Pitnerest. I usually use the wb presets on my camera. I am currently working on improving my white balance, it has been a struggle.

  145. Kristin Carpenter Dec 03 2012 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I shared on Pinterest! I NEED this expodisc SO bad! Please, please, please pick me!! I’m currently using a printed grey card and it’s just not cutting it.

  146. Lacey B. Dec 03 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    I shared on Twitter @Reltubl. I currently set my white balance using Kelvin.

  147. Hannah Dec 03 2012 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    I shared on facebook!

    I have been using AWB BUT I am currently taking Shooting 101 SA and learning about CWB – its amazing and my indoor photos have improved drastically.

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