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Old 12-03-2004, 09:33 AM   #1
Richard Barnett Richard Barnett is offline
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Light on the model




Hi guys, I'm having a hard time with light. I like to use indoor light but
I'm not sure if its making to many warm tones on the subjet.
The type of lighting I would like to use is whatever Robert Schoeller
uses. Im going for the same type of look in my paintings.

Here is a photo that I took .
Thank you Rick.
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Old 12-03-2004, 11:14 AM   #2
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As you probably realize, the skintones in this shot are much too warm.

If you're using a digital camera you need to be sure the white balance is set to match your light source. My camera has an "incandescent" white balance setting, or yours may be called "tungsten".

If you're shooting with film you need tungsten film to shoot by artificial light, not daylight film. Even with tungsten film you need a certain type of artificial lights, though. Just regular household lamps with that sort of film would still give you strange colors.
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Try to make sure your light source agrees with your film type. That is if your subject is under fluorescent lights and you are using daylight film you should use a filter to compensate. If you use a filter you will need to adjust your exposure by about a stop. Experiment. Your local camera store can help you with filters.

If you can, purchase daylight bulbs and use daylight film. This should give you more accurate color. Also, try to eliminate other light sources that may contaminate your light.

If you use a digital SLR you can still use daylight bulbs and use the white balance for daylight, still eliminating other light sources.

I hope this helps.
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