Keeping a balance in life can sometimes be difficult. The same goes for balance between colors. Your camera's white
point adjustment settings offer an automated solution, but choosing the light source with the small sun or cloud
symbols can only get you so far. To a camera white looks different indoors, outdoors, at sunset, and at high noon.
Unfortunately, using your cameras automatic settings doesn't do the job.
As a result, white often becomes rather yellowish, grayish, blueish or anything elseish. And obviously, with a
badly set white point none of the other colors will end up right either. If you are shooting in RAW you probably
know about the selection tool in your RAW converter which can be used to adjust the white point easily. The only
other thing you need then is a neutral grey area in your image.
The new SpyderCUBE incorporates two neutral 18% gray faces, plus a white one as well as black one, and a small
black hole that allows you to capture absolute black. This light trap helps you set the absolute black point in
your images, while the black area can be used to control the outlines in deep shadows. The chrome ball on top
allows for full control over a brightly shining white point, without losing any detail.
SpyderCUBE is uniquely designed to assist photographers in calibrating their RAW images in RAW conversion software.
The multi-sided construction allows special attention to highlights and shadows and contains more features for
image control than a gray card or white balance tool. Establishing an accurate custom white balance ensures an
accurate image from the start of each new photo session.
If you are shooting in JPG you can still utilize the SpyderCUBE. In Photoshop choose Image -> Adjustments -> Levels... and use the selection tool.
You can be among the first to hold your own SpyderCUBE - pre-ordering has just started. It'll be sent to you,
free of delivery charges, on 26 March, if you pre-order yours today:
SpyderCube (49€ excl. VAT).