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#1

Dear members of orchid

I have a problem with taking photographs with a digital camera.
When indoors i don’t know what kind of light i should use
because tube light turns green,in spite of the digital filter. Is
there annybody who’s using artificial light for taking pictures
from jewelry. Please let me know your experience.

with friendly regards P.Steenbrink e-mail:
@pc.steenbrinkvandenb


#2

Dear Carla.

See if your camera has a white balance adjustment capability. I
have a Sony MVC FD91 and the pictures come out perfect under
artificial light once I set the white light adjustment. I take my
pictures under 3200K light source with no filter.

George Hebner


#3

Try halogen lights which are used in those portable work lights.
These closely resemble daylight. But your problem could be the
digital camera itself. Take some pictures outside with your
digital and see if you still have the green cast. If you do, hope
you have the capability of attaching a filter lens. If you would
like, you can contact me off-list at @kpalchk


#4

Yes as a matter of fact, have mastered the light thing, took
about 5 months but finally. I use and ott lamp which is daylight
equivilant. And I do not put it right on the object. I use both
sunlight and this and get great pictures. Best time is morning
and late afternoon. Sunlight filters through the window and with
the lamp it works. You can buy this lamp at office depot. For
around 40 dollars. I use it to color grade stones too.

Eva
Tampa, Florida


#5
   I have a problem with taking photographs with a digital
camera. When indoors i don't know what kind of light i should
use because tube light turns green,in spite of the digital
filter. 

The tube lights(I believe you’re speaking of flourescent cool
white) could be causing you the green coloring due to the
imbalance of the color spectrum they emit (the light creates a
cool color spectrum). Warm white flourescents or incandescents
will create a warm color spectrum. I would suggest from my
research on light, not as it relates to photography, though, is
that the use of halogen lamps would give you the more balanced
full color spectrum as daylight creates. Giving you a much more
vibrant and natural result.

Hope this is of some help.

Rebecca.


#6
        I have a problem with taking photographs with a
digital camera. When indoors i don't know what kind of light i
should use because tube light turns green,in spite of the
digital filter. 

You Might try using Solux lamps. They’re available in floods &
spots with various beam widths. They come in several Kelvin temps
up to a high 5100 (if I remember correctly).There are 2 sources
that I know of, neither of which I have the addresses with me.
I’ll get the addresses from home & post later. The bulbs are all
of the type used in the low voltage track lighting systems. They
cost about $12.00 to 15.00 each.

Dave


#7

To solve the color balance problem:

Use a tungsten balanced film for flood lights.

Use a daylight balanced film for daylight.

Use an FLB filter to eliminate the blue-green cast of
fluorescent lighting when using tungsten film.

Use an FLD filter to eliminate the blue-green cast of
fluorescent lighting when using daylight film.

Roy


#8
 To solve the color balance problem: Use a tungsten balanced
film for flood lights

To be a little bit more specific about “flood lights,” there are
(at least) two kinds of “photo floods.” Tungsten lights are used
with tungsten film. “Blue bulbs,” or "daylight balanced bulbs"
are used with regular daylight film.

Elaine