Okies....I have a question that's been buggin me for a while now. Please bear with me...hopefully at some point this will start to make sense, LOL!!
I'm in the process of learning about various types of lighting, flash, etc.. Up till now, I've shot most of my stuff under natural lighting and mostly outdoors, so I'm trying to get a handle on "indoor lighting". Most digital camera's now a days have various types of presets for various types of lighting...tugnstein/incandenset, flouresent, bright sun, shade, etc., etc.. Now my question is; what about other types of electric lighting such as high pressure sodium or mercury vapor lights? I'm sure, with the new Canon at least, the best way to work with these types of lighting situations is simply to carry around a grey card and setup a custom white balance for any given situation, but is there a short cut for those types of lightings?
Lemme give ya a for instance...
In Cleveland they recently ran the "IX Indoor Amusement Park" which of course was being held at the Cleveland IX Center (Internation Exposition Center). Now I -KNOW- the lighting inside that place is neither incandesant nor flouresent...it's gotta be HPS or MV. Aside from a grey card, is there any easy short cut to setup the white balance in such a situation? Just for reference, I'm having the same problem at the Cleveland Zoo's rainforest...much of the lighting inside that place is similar to..well...street lights. Those orange street lights that have that really annoying contrast.
Ok...I hope that made some kind of sense. As always, I'm grateful for any and all comments and suggestions!