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Old 03-23-2005, 05:34 PM   #1
Zachary Thornton Zachary Thornton is offline
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Nikon D70 and studio lighting for portraits.




This will be my last post about the D70 for a while
I just have one more question for those who use this camera. Can you adjust the degrees Kelvin on the camera to match lights or do you even need to. I'm looking for a straight forward, simple lighting solution. What is the best affordable lighting solution for this particular camera when setting up indoor lighting for portraits?
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Ps. What is the deal with degrees Kelvin? I know nothing about it.
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Old 03-24-2005, 11:06 PM   #2
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As with just about any digital camera you can set the "white balance" on the D70, which basically is a way for you to tell the camera what sort of light you have on your subject.

You'll get good color results by photographing your subject near a north window and setting your white balance to "shade" or "cloudy". If you are photographing things under standard household lamps set the white balance to tungsten.

Of course you can get into the details of setting up a custom white balance using a white card etc etc but I'd rather paint!
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