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CHAPTER 8: Shooting Indoors > Minimizing Reflections - Pg. 132

132 Part II Wedding Photography Techniques and Concepts balance right as you go along; otherwise you'll spend days in front of your computer adjusting the white balance in your photos. To make a custom white balance setting for the specific type of light you are encountering at a given moment, you can shoot an image of a white piece of paper or a Kodak gray card (with this light striking it) and then use the resulting image to set the white balance in the LCD menu. This is a fairly quick process once you get the hang of it. An alternate and far more accurate method is to use a product called an ExpoDisc (www.expo imaging.com). This little disk looks much like a lens filter and you simply place it over your lens and shoot through it at the light source you want to balance. You use the resulting image to set the custom white balance in your camera's LCD menu. This process is extremely quick and accurate but once again, you need to take into consideration that a wedding photographer never stays in one place for long; if you use this method, you must constantly re-shoot your white balance throughout the day. RAW shooters RAW files are quite simply the greatest thing to ever happen in the world of photography. The color balance tools are quick and infinitely adjustable in any of the major RAW file-processing software programs. The specific techniques used to achieve good color will depend on the type of software you use. (I go into more detail about color correction techniques in Chapter 15.) To get the best possible color for your files as you shoot them, I recommend setting your camera to the auto white balance setting. Many experienced wedding photographers will disagree with me here, but I believe that for the beginning to intermediate photographer, no