Lighting issue

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  1. Inkbleed

    Inkbleed TPF Noob!

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    I have purchased three 85 wattt continuous quartz lights with softboxes to use with a portable studio.

    The first time I used them, they were great. But after that, they are casting a hot red tint to my images. My pics look fine when do not use the lighting, but inside with them on--I get a yellowish red cast to all my images.

    I tried turning the intensity down, but I still got the tint.

    I cannot find anything online to offer any suggestions -- thought I'd try here. Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Is your camera set to the right colour balance? Every light introduces a tint of some kind even a flash. It's the job of white balancing to eliminate this. Especially with non flash light sources a grey card with custom white balancing in the camera is often needed to get things perfect.

    The cheap way is to photograph a white piece of paper and either use that as a custom white balance point in camera somehow, or shoot in RAW and then select that as your "white" point for white balance.
     
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    DITTO. WB, WB, WB. Either shoot raw or preset it correctly.
     
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    Post an example.
     

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