It’s both the nightmare of (beginning) photographers and a great tool to add something to your images. If you know how your camera works, that is. In P mode on your camera (P stands for PUH-LEASE, do not use!!!) you’re out of luck.
These days more and more handy tools come onto the market that are supposed to help the photographer getting the white balance right.
One of those nifty little things is this:
I haven’t had the pleasure of trying it, and I probably won’t.
Because you know what?
What ever happened to the good old grayscale card / color checker?
All those nifty little tools… For which you need to know your camera inside out… With that good old color checker / grayscale card you can just take a picture in the P(uh-lease, do not use!!!) setting and you can correct all your images in post processing in one batch…
Piece of cake.
And for a good metering you just meter off some fresh green grass, which is 18% gray, and you don’t need any of those tools. We don’t need development or hi-tech tools at all 😉