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Galapagos dslr video white balance WB

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#1 Oceanshutter

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:06 PM

Hello,

 

I am heading to the Galapagos in a month, and I have been thinking about how I going to white balance given the conditions and terrain.  I use a Canon 5d mark ii.  And normally WB off the sand or my hand.  Given, that there might not be white sand at wolf/ darwin, and considering the currents, I will be wearing gloves.  What are the suggestions out there?  A white slate can be a little harsh and not to mention a bit hard to deal with in that kind of current. 

 

I have heard people talk about turning the WB to Daylight, and not worrying about it, and just set the right exposure and I am off.  I am uneasy about this, as I am not an accomplished post production guy.  However, I am willing to listen to options that give me the best chance of success.

 

Please let me know your thoughts.

 

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 03:26 PM

Even at Darwin and Wolf, there is plenty of sand to WB off of.  However, many, including myself, WB off of white fins. 


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Posted 27 June 2013 - 03:27 PM

Even at Darwin and Wolf, there is plenty of sand to WB off of.  However, many, including myself, WB off of white fins. 

 

I think I am thinking when I floating in the blue with Whale Sharks.....I don't really want to buy white fins.....

I am not sure why I am surprised that there is white sand at darwin and wolf....I guess I have a different vision of what the terrein is like there.

 

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 07:15 PM

Use a grey glove or just put grey/white duck tape on your fins.


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