A&P So a film roll's cap does work good as a gray card...

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i shot these with a flash and settings on fluorescent to give it the blue tint (just for something to change). then i adjusted the white balance in ps to the gray of the cap. the colors look like they came out good to me. nothing else was done.

    what do you think?

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  2. PonySpanker

    PonySpanker New Member

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    That's pretty cool. I'll have to try that one out.

    I just made one. Printed a sheet at 18% gray and taped a small piece of it to a piece of cardboard to keep it from wrinkling. Works like a champ.
     
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    What color # is 18% gray?

    133 133 133 ?
     
  4. you think they're grey for no reason? :mamoru:

    inside of your camera bag is grey too right? :bigthumb:
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

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    i didnt know until someone mentioned it on here. the inside of my camera bag is a different gray, i tried it
     
  6. mojito

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    green grass, dark blue sky, palm of your hand all 18% gray

    although that really didn't do anything for you, as ettl kicks in. as soon as you change distances the flash has to power itself differently.
     
  7. Jonny Chimpo

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    Image > Adjust > Curves (ctrl+m or cmd+m)

    Then grey point eye dropper tool

    voila
     


  8. Yea, some of them still use the right shade of grey but now alot of camera bags are different shades.
     
  9. Schproda

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    I shot a band Saturday night. One of the guitar players had a gray stripe in his shirt so I used that. Then the singer had on faded jeans and a white shirt. I metered off his jeans when they were in the light, worked great.
     
  10. Mr_Penut

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    I use the hand trick all the time :rofl:
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  11. Pineapple Devil

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    and for some reason my pictures look really sharp to not have any jpg processing done on the camera or any sharpening done in ps. they are from my tamron 28-75 f/2.8. that is at 28mm @ f/2.8
     
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