A&P Is there a way to white-balance the orange big city streetlights?

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  1. AmosBanks

    AmosBanks New Member

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    I took a few photos on Monday in Millennium Park in Chicago. It was dark and cloudy so the sky had an orange glow. Do you white balance the orange city lights or is that just part of shooting in the big city? One of the photos below is a WB from Photoshop, but their WB is just the black, white or gray dropper tool. Is this where the Lightroom custom settings come into play? Thanks OTAP!

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    Better off shooting RAW and adjusting in lightroom or ACR. Auto white balance dosn't do a good enough job with these types of lights (makes them look muddy). Maybe set it to incandescent and that might make your post processing easier.
     
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    tungsten white balance... when I shot film, I always shot fuju 64tII film, which was tungsten balanced.
     

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