White Balance

Online Golden Hour Calculator

From: Lifehacker Wanna shoot that stand-up with just the perfect natural light? Try the Golden Hour Calculator. Upon hitting the homepage, the website tries to figure out where you are and then tell you what is the best time of day to get that beautiful golden sunlight. Not only does it tell you today’s information, but you can look through the calendar to plan out your November sweeps stories as…

White Balance Tips

From: Eric J. Smith, Director/Director of Photography, Puritan Films I rarely use anything but my “Preset” white balance. Preset defaults your white balance to 3200 Kelvin degrees (except on some newer cameras where there is an ENG menu setting to switch between 3200 and 5600 Kelvin degrees). It is as if you were shooting color film, where you don’t have a white balance button, and must use filters. This usually…