Nice Images, Bad White Balance.

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I had an assignment last week to photograph a fencing class taught by former Olympic competitor Tom Strzalkowski. The lighting inside the room where it was being taught was predominantly florescent and the walls were a tan or sand color. For some reason my camera had a really hard time adjusting to this combination. I tried several settings including a custom white balance, preset and auto white balance. Yet everything was coming out with a yellow orange color cast to it. If I had more time I probably would have lit the entire room with strobes, but this was assignment 2 of 3 and I was already skipping the first part of a football game to complete it. I managed to pull the color out of any image I was going to publish but it took a lot of tweaking in post production.

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