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

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Ja­son says...

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

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