Behind the scenes
I just received a new bit of kit for white balancing and its rather long name is the CBL Lens White Balance Tool 110mm Professional Model.
I decided to give this the most expensive white balancing tool I have bought [a lot more than a sheet of white paper] a test at our home helping my graphic designer wife with some imagery for an upcoming advertising project.
The first two images are of the CBL tool, simply placed in the same light as what you are taking the image/video of and at the correct angle.
Then all that is needed is to take a photo and set this as your custom white balance and select custom white balance on your camera.
The bottom line is that this will save you time in processing even if you shoot in raw like I do. I found it accurate and have read that it’s even more handy with complex mixed colour temperatures such as mixed daylight and tungsten light.
The magazine held up for design layout examples are from the great foto8 [see link to one of my photo stories on foto8 in 2004]
The statistics on our kitchen table shot and our daughters play food is not accurate, just a mock up. All this was setup, photographed, processed and designed in about 30mins so by no means a commissioned job standard, but we thought looked for the presentation purposes.
Back to the reason for this post and here is a proper in depth review that helped me decide before purchasing: