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Confession Time

Discussion in 'Fuji Cameras' started by AndyMcD, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. Safari

    Safari Regular

    Dec 26, 2015
    Messed up a vast number of shots with bad WB before I understood and learned. Then attended a family function as the "official" photographer secure in the knowledge that "Well, I won't do THAT again." Set custom white balance on arrival, in the foyer before my "official" entrance, and once again shot a few hundred pics with terrible white balance. The foyer was the ONLY spot in the entire venue with that particular lighting, I didn't check any shots until finished.
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  2. rayvonn

    rayvonn All-Pro

    Jan 19, 2015
    I just know that's going to happen with me and its a reason I always go with auto WB and, going back to my purchase of the Olympus E-PL5 years ago, always try to get a camera with good auto WB (which most/ all of them seem to have these days).
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  3. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    And one of the top reasons to shoot raw at any "working" kind of shoot where you have to deliver photos.
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  4. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Phoenix Gonzales
    I actually forgot my brain. I was planning to shoot a cultural festival, I was pretty excited and was playing with my camera the night before on my bed. I woke up late the next day, and in a state of panic I just grabbed my camera bag before rushing out the door. Arrived at the venue and realised "ohhh my camera bag sure does feel light.......I hope I just got a lot stronger overnight".

    Cursing, I drove my bum alllll the way back home, got my camera off my bed then drove alllll the way back to the venue. Finally attended the festival and guess who was mucking about their camera last night with the battery half charged? Guess who left their camera on overnight? Guess who used to didn't believe in powersave mode? Right! Battery is almost flat, no worries, I have a spare battery..........in my charger back at home.......

    Decided to just cut my losses and just have fun in the Melbourne French festival.
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  5. AndyMcD

    AndyMcD Veteran

    Jul 15, 2017
    East Midlands, UK
    Ouch, I thought mine were bad.
  6. christilou

    christilou Legend

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Some years ago I went to Seville with a brand new Sony APSC camera ( I can't remember which)..... and accidentally set the iso to 6400..... in beautiful sunny Spain..... all my pictures were incredibly grainy.... lesson learned!
  7. Mike G

    Mike G All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 7, 2016
    West London
    Mike Gorman
    My boob is fairly mild to some but was annoying at the time! Returning to Koln after several years, start shooting away with an X-T1 + 18-135 after a while I decided to have a chimp stunned by 15 totally white photos. I sat there berating myself and noticed the Ex Comp dial was wound to the +max, after a few swear words I decided not to delete the files, when at home I managed to correct the mistake in Lightroom, phew.
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  8. Bobby Tingle

    Bobby Tingle Super Moderator Moderators Team

    Dec 31, 2013
    Louisville, Ky
    I used to do this sometimes with my Canon APS-C cameras intentionally to get grain in photos.
  9. Adam Bonn

    Adam Bonn Top Veteran

    Jan 13, 2016
    Adam Bonn
    If time allows I try and place my whibal card in various spots at a venue and grab shots of it (yes I know it’s technically better to use it to actually set the WB in camera) in case I need them to get a base WB in post.

    Sometimes I’ve even managed to do this a day or two before the event.

    Occasionally it’s been during the event, which gets some funny looks from people wondering why I’m taking a picture of my credit card :D 

    By and large though, thank goodness for modern AWB and RAW
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  10. Sometimes that is the best, just forget getting shots and have fun
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