El Cheapo ExpoDisk: CoffeeFilterDisk


Can you really make a White Balance disk out of coffee filter paper? You know, instead of using the ExpoDisk you make one out for yourself…

Jason Wallace swears by his invention, the CoffeeFilterDisk. He says it achieves a similar effect as using an ExpoDisk, which could cost you anywhere from $70 to $170.

Jason cuts out a circular piece of the coffee filter paper, sticks it onto any old UV filter lying around, and presto! He has an ExpoDisk copycat.

You use it like you would an ExpoDisk, says Jason W., “you stand in place of your subject to be photographed, and point the camera TOWARD the source of light (not toward the subject to be photographed). You then perform a manual white balance setting with your camera. After this, the camera will be properly calibrated for the light in the room.”

[Via: Flickr.com]

Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.