Need help w/ lightbox

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by watchout, Apr 29, 2008.

  1. watchout

    watchout TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm just getting into photography and set up a little rig over the weekend to take some watch photos with.

    I purchased a clear plastic storage bin and 4 60 watt desk lamps (the type on clamps w/ adjustable snake). I purchased 4 60 watt natural light bulbs and I have 2 lamps on top of the container, 1 on the left side, and 1 on the right.

    I'm wondering if I purchased the wrong type of bulb for this rig because when photos are taken with this setup, there is almost a washed out pink look to the photos.

    Comments and advice welcome!

    Dave
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Are you shooting digital? You need to have your white balance set to the light that you are using. You also have to be careful with mixing lighting types because the color might be different and that will show up as a color cast.
     
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    Hey Mike,

    Yes, I'm using a digital camera. Is there a specific 60 watt bulb that you recommend?

    Dave
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not really.

    The key will be that all your bulbs are the same type.

    Check your camera's manual for how to set a custom White Balance. Go though the procedure to set a custom WB and then try again. Hopefully that will solve your color cast problem.
     

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