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Discussion in 'Photos & Videos' started by marty w., Jul 23, 2002.
After reading your post's on lighting, I thought I would give it a try. Thanks for your info.
It's great what a little light will do.
Thats the way Marty, Great photo, and lighting.
I used a 150 watt halogen flood light that we had around the house.
I do have daylight tubes but they are spaced appox. 4' apart.
I will add more tubes and incandescent track lights.
Too bad you cant have one of those lights that you can adjust with the simple turn of the knob, you know the kind I'm talking about, those kind of "mood" lighting.
Just an after thought but a great idea none the less!
Nice work Marty!
Good lighting job... and good photos, too
Really nice photos, Marty. Looks like you have the lighting right. That's a great shadow in the first photo; it makes the whole scene look very natural, much as if it had been lighted with natural sunlight.
Great photos--hadn't thought about using a halogen light.
I wanted to confirm that lighting was part of my problem and not the camera. I did not want to add more lights in the room for nothing. Lucky that I only have a very small portion of the layout's scenery done, so hanging more lights will not be that hard. I hope.
Halogen worklights make great photofloods and even the ones that come with their own stands are fairly cheap. Their main drawback is the heat they give off. Some of them get so hot that they could be downright dangerous in a photo shoot. But it you've ever used the old blue or white photoflood bulbs in reflectors, it's about the same.
Don't forget that the Halogen lights will need an 80B or 80A filter if you are using a standard 35mm Camera, for digital, just set the camera to Tungsten.
A little explanation on colour temperature verses' colour prints, or for that matter colour slides.
Light is measured in degrees Kelvin, and at around mid-day outside, is roughly 55OO degrees Kelvin. Now, When using the 5OO watt Tungsten photofloods, as these are rated at 32OO degrees Kelvin so some sort of compensation filter is needed across the lens of the camera when prints are required.
With the 1OOO watt lamps, these are rated at 34OO degrees Kelvin so the compensation needed for 32OOK is slightly different to that of 34OOK. So what do you need.? One 8OA and one 8OB filter, these screw onto the front of your lens.
The 8OB is for 32OOK and the 8OA for 34OOK. Again, this is only for COLOUR PRINTS NOT SLIDES. ( unless you want to use a daylight type slide film )
The best slide films to use are :- EKTACHROME 64T and FUJI CHROME 64T these are a Tungsten based film and are colour matched to 32OOK. no filter is required. The 64 means 64 ASA or DIN rating, so exposure is going to be long, longer than that you took last time. These are two very good slide films, and are professional films, so I expect you will have to order these from your local Photography shop. If you do buy one of the above and are not expecting to use it for a while, please place the film in the fridge to keep it cool, not in the freezer. If you have the 1OOO watt lamps, and want to use one of the above slide films then do not worry, I have used 25Owatt 5OOwatt and 1OOOwatt lamps with perfect results.
How Quickly I'd Forgotten...
Ahhh, Shamus, how quickly I'd forgotten about having to use filters. I just got my digital last fall, and already I'm forgetting critical info about shooting with film. Thanks for reminding everyone about filters.
(Makes me wonder what else I'm forgetting. Like did I shave today? What's my wife's name... first... and last....? What's this Viagra stuff for? Where are my car keys? And so on....... )