Setting white balance
Some cameras allow you to use an already captured image as the white balance source while others want you to capture an image specifically for the white balance setting. Please refer to your camera owner’s manual for specific instructions for your particular camera.
The object you measure the white balance off of will depend on the infrared filter you selected for your camera conversion service. The Deep BW Infrared Filter and Standard Color IR Filter work best when the white balance is measured off of a patch of healthy green grass or other green foliage. While the Enhanced Color IR Filter, the Super Color IR filter and the Super Blue Color IR filter work better with the white balance measured off of a grey or white card.
In some cases taking the white balance reading from the overall scene may produce the most pleasing tones. Just make sure that the object you white balance from is lit in the same way and by the same light as what you will be shooting. Setting a new white balance each time you change locations or lighting situations would be a good habit and would produce the most accurate results. We advise that you experiment with your camera, try setting the white balance on a variety of objects in order to familiarize yourself with how the camera behaves.
Some camera models cannot properly white balance infrared images because they are so far out of the normal expected color range. Fortunately there aren’t too many of them and there is a good workaround to this issue as well with RAW capture.