A dumb question; In camera RAW; As-shot vs a color temp setting

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adykes
Feb 9, 2006
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Since I got my Canon 300d and Photoshop I’ve been shooting RAW with AWB (avg white balance) set, figuring that I could, from memory, remember the light for each shot and pick it.

Recently I’ve been setting it to a specific light. Do I use "as shot" or the specific color temp in PS RAW?

I do ad-hoc walking around photography so the light can change from shot to shot.


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Paul Furman
Feb 9, 2006
Al Dykes wrote:
Since I got my Canon 300d and Photoshop I’ve been shooting RAW with AWB (avg white balance) set,

AWB = Automatic WB so hopefully the camera makes a good guess.

figuring that I could, from memory,
remember the light for each shot and pick it.

Recently I’ve been setting it to a specific light. Do I use "as shot" or the specific color temp in PS RAW?

It shouldn’t matter but ‘as shot’ is less work if you already decided correctly while shooting.

I do ad-hoc walking around photography so the light can change from shot to shot.
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bmoag
Feb 10, 2006
Auto white balance will get you reasonably near accurate white balance. The rest is adjustable: that is why you shoot raw.
More often than not the technically correct white balance may not be the optimal white balance for your specific aesthetic purposes.

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