For the record….If your White Balance is set to auto in your camera, please be mindful of the maximum color temperature that the automatic feature supports. Nikon’s D700’s white balance works quite well. Problem is, it only works between 3500-8000 Kelvin. Drop below 3500K and your pictures will look like yuck.
If you’re thinking, “Oh, I’ll just fix it in post,” you’re sadly mistaken. Thinking about clicking the auto white balance feature in Lightroom or PhotoShop? Yeah, well… good luck with that. Let me know how that works for ya. I’m not saying that it can’t be done. I AM SAYING that there are better uses of your time than correcting the white balance of 300 photos that have various lighting scenarios.
Here’s the thing. If you’re using the auto white balance feature on the camera, do yourself a favor. Get some gels, and an expodisc. Now, I’m not saying that you HAVE to purchase those items, but I am saying that if you don’t, you’ll want to shoot yourself in the face upon viewing the results of not having utilized those items.
Nothing ticks me off more than crappy white balance. It’s one thing to artistically use white balance. It’s another thing to not know how to set white balance and proving that you’re a moron.