Should I use warm-up filters with my D5200? I generally stick to preset white balance settings and convert RAW files using Capture NX-D.
David Wood, via email
Many photographers feel that warm-up filters, used to enhance skin tones in portraiture or to give a rich glow in landscape photography, have become largely obsolete. This is especially true if you use the Auto white balance setting, which will attempt to counteract the effect of a coloured filter to maintain a neutral colour balance.
When using preset white balance settings, you can apply progressive adjustments to warm up daylight shots by using the Cloudy or Shade settings. If you shoot in RAW, you can also apply these coarse adjustments when editing the results in Capture NX-D.
shade white balance You don’t need a warm-up filter – you can make daylight shots progressively warmer by switching to the Cloudy or Shade white balance presets
Auto white balance