Originally Posted by volguus zildrohar
WB wasn't something I paid much attention to until some classes I took a couple of years ago. Up until that point a lot of my technical knowledge was self-learned and I never took the time to learn about WB although I noticed the difference the few times I adjusted it in the field.
Shooting RAW helps a lot, obviously. I tend to keep it on AWB unless the scene clearly calls for something different - dark/night photographs can be a real bitch, however. In some instances the range between too bloody warm and too goddamn cool still ain't quite what you're looking for.
I know the feeling. The other night I saw a nice street shot that was lit with typical orange street lamps. I had my settings on AWB and took a shot. It was a little off so I decided to set the WB. Too cool, too hot, still too hot, still to hot, now too cool. Screw it, didn't want that shot that much to begin with.