|awwwhhh the sample paper to carry everywhere.... The first lesson in our photography meetup group this year was about setting the white balance and the exposure in your camera by taking a photo of a white card, black card, gray card, or the Kodak card that has all the colors I believe it would be 256 colors on that card. To be exact O had to look it up.. its the Kodak Polychrome, Colorflow, custom color card..(Gives you a true colors square for all the colors and a chart with all the values of the colors.) Mr. Parks (majoring in color science) used it during his demonstration...It was indeed the best 2 hours of non stop talk about color science, color management, and white balance....At the end when it was time for us all to go home...everyone left with headaches, I'll tell you my head was splitting open and others were complaining too..There is more than 2 hours of info he went through but after I started reading again about it all it started sinking.. Here you have the best color range for sure.. You can match up the colors in the light of your subject in a photo program when you take the photo of the card too. I have tried.. but my editing skills arent the greatest and I find myself skipping out on taking a pic of these 3 imporntant elements..white, black, and gray...You more than likely know about all of this, I just thought I share for others and to see how much I remember..Here is a site that I just found that really goes in debt with the Color balance and it says that a sample color card from wall paint that you can find in home depot, walmart...would do...its rather intersting.. //www.microscopyu.com/articles/digitalimaging/colorbalance.html|
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