Glen writes with a question about...
Building an in-house studio
"First I would like to say Great Article. I don't know who to send
this question to but I hope you can help me out. I am in the ad-specialty business
and have started to take on developing marketing brochures for companies using my
products. I have a Olympus digital camera which I use to shoot products like coffee
mugs, desk clocks, pens and such. Having great success but are having problems with
lighting that I have been working around by shooting outside and adding backgrounds
by using a graphic program.
__ I don't get accurate colors as everything seems to
be yellow when using artificial lighting. I know the problem is the lighting. You
speak of Sylvania Super Floods but what are these type of bulbs and where can I get
them? Are they sold at photo shops? I have been experimenting with all types of lighting
with no success. A Photo lighting business says I need to buy lighting from him and
expect to spend $100.00 per light. From your article it doesn't seem that way. I
do plan on experimenting with some of your ideas in the article but I need to get
around this lighting problem."
[Folks, Glenn is talking about Fred's excellent article on "Setting Up Your Own In-House Studio" which ran several months
ago in the &FOTOgraphic department.]
SURE... I'll sell'ya just the right bulbs for $100 per bulb! <grin>
__ Of course if you'd like to save a few dollars, you
can get on your computer browser, and go to Acecam.com, and look up B&H Photo.
Get their 800 order line and order 4,800 Kelvin lamps (balanced for daylight) either
in 250 watt (BCA Lamp) or 500 watt (EBW Lamp) for just Four dollars and fifty cents
__ I use four of the 250 watt bulbs. If your work still
looks yellowish, then you'll need to order up a couple of TUNGSTEN bulbs because
these are 3,200 Kelvin. The 4,800s work superbly with virtually every digital camera
__ Glenn, there are always people out there who are
ready and willing to take advantage of you. If you're looking for photo gear like
this, it's best to start with the Ace
Camera Index , or go directly into the Ace Mail Order Catalog Index.
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