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| p.4 #3 · Shooting in golden hour WB question |
Do we really perceive sunset light as golden, or have we been trained by our experience with film that that is what we should expect from photographs? I'm not talking about the sunset itself, rather perception of a white subject under late afternoon light.
I can only suggest shooting in raw, without [significantly] clipping any channels, and adjusting in post to achieve your photographic vision. AWB is likely a good starting point, but it is not going to create what film would have seen, and perhaps what you are expecting to see.
This is an interesting subject, but I treat post production as a part of the creative process, and one that I am in control of. Color balance, like focus, is a knob that can be turned and manipulated to achieve a desired end result (far more so than in film days.) You either grab the bull by the horns, or ignore it and get what life gives you.