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#1 David Desio

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:17 PM

So I have a sit-down interview coming up in a few days and I need a few suggestions as to how to approach the lighting. So the client wants the experience to feel warm and intimate-read late evening and tungsten coloring predominantly.

So I suggested shooting in an old bed and breakfast and we found one that looks very nice, rich earth-toned furniture and all.

Then the dilemma, the room that we are shooting in is very brightly lit by a number of large windows with white sheer draping and yellow trim. We MAY NOT dress the location other than moving a few pieces of furniture around.

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#2 David Desio

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 05:20 PM

OK, so I can't get the pics up right now but I'd still like the help...
Dave

P.S. it keeps saying that the file is larger than the available space but my pics are both under 100k...?
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#3 jeff woods

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Posted 10 November 2009 - 08:05 PM

When you say "feel warm and intimate" do you mean in person (for the subject), or the final image?

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#4 Alex Zustra

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 12:03 AM

Is the problem that the natural light from the window won't be warm enought? If the windows aren't in the shot, just black them out. If the window is/must be in the shot, play with CTO-gelled lights outside the window. Or you can just white-balance (assuming you're shooting digital) to a CTB'd tungsten light, so that the natural light appears warm.

Also, soft lighting sounds appropriate.

Edited by Alex Zustra, 11 November 2009 - 12:04 AM.

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#5 David Desio

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 03:53 PM

Jeff, I mean final image,

I'm shooting digital and the windows must be in the frame, no way around that. So I was thinking along the same lines as you Alex, warm balance the camera and be done with it. Then I thought maybe I'll position the people so that the window act as an edge source giving a whiter edge and use a couple of tungsten soft boxes for the keys from the inside of the place. I saw that there is some red furnitureat the place and I am going to try and insist that we use it in the shot to enhance the warmness.

Thanks for the help guys.
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