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  1. Braineack

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    this video outlines that lighting setup:



    I don't think you'll have an issue in that regard...


     
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    Raw files or not, mixing colors of light make it nearly impossible to get the colors right.

    It's not the flicker, it's the color.

    If you can't eliminate the florescent light completely, then your best option might be to gel your light to match and set your camera WB to "florescent".

    Then you can correct the colors.
     
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    Good luck. I have tried with a non-photographer, and it just isn't something they can just pick up in the moment. I doubt if I could do it consistently. Another light stand and some clamps will hold it and keep it where you put it.
     
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    You already know that will produce flat light, but yes, you won't see shadows if your light is right above and behind you. That's the definition of flat light.
     
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    I am bringing lighting so I believe that will eliminate the florescent light. I am going to under expose for the environment and than bring in lights and expose properly for that, to dominate the light for the shot. Am I correct in expecting that to deal with eliminating the florescent light problem?
     
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    Thank-you for this! Very helpful. Takes some of my worries away.
     
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    So I did end up getting a second light in the end, which I can use to light the background or the subjects, depending on the scenario. I played around with your instructions and my living room is abit on the small side so I had my subject about a foot away from the wall, and I was about 7 feet away. No matter what I did there was 2 shadows of the subject on the wall behind. Is that a lighting issue, or just because the subject was too close to the wall?
     
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    I'm back now. Subjects should be farther away from the backdrop (wall). I would say more like 8 to 10 feet would be a minimum to avoid shadows on the backdrop.

    Also; the camera at only 7 feet from your subjects is too close. 15 feet is about the minimum, farther is better.

    You have now realized the limitations of portraiture in a small place.
     
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    I want to thank you so much for answering to my post. For the first time I am actually happy with the results from my living room. Since my living room is so limited in space, I know that I will have even better results on location when I can spread out more.
     

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