shooting under uncorrected fluorescent light
Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:01 AM
If anyone has any experience shooting in these conditions, please share. Any stills of something shot in similar conditions would also be very helpful as I am unable to do any tests.
Im shooting with an Aaton 35 and zeiss superspeeds.
Posted 28 August 2006 - 09:07 AM
I used the Tiffen fluorescent filter for some sneaky stuff the NY subway and it wasn't too bad.
Daylight film stocks are supposed to be better in handling fluorescent, but i can't say I'm that impressed.
Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:17 AM
Posted 28 August 2006 - 02:30 PM
Posted 28 August 2006 - 03:12 PM
In theory you should be able to get away with avoiding the filters entirely by just shooting your grayscale in the same light. That may in fact be essential if the available light is already close to hitting a wide open aperture for your lens.
If you decide not to use correction filters, err on the side of overexposure. But for natural color, always best to try to correct with the filter recommendations in the film's published technical information.
Many stores and public places lit by fluorescents have a relatively high light level:
For example, to light a space that uses computers, the overhead light fixtures should provide up to 30 fc of ambient lighting. The task lights should provide the additional footcandles needed to achieve a total illuminance of up to 50 fc for reading and writing. For illuminance recommendations for specific visual tasks, refer to the IES Lighting Handbook, 1993, or to the IES Recommended Practice No. 24 (for VDT lighting).