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#1 Jassim Bin Shahul

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 01:15 AM

im planning of  using tungsten practical lights for lighting the bedroom and 1k outside the window for mimicking the moon light ..If i white balance for the tungsten light,wont the camera make the light look less warmer by adding blue and the daylight balanced 1k more bluish ?.How do i make the bedroom lights look warmer just like we see in real life ? .Will the problem be solved if i white balance for the daylight balanced 1k and adding a blue gel to it (for the moon light effect) ,so that the tungsten lights look warmer ?

 


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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:00 AM

The usual moonlight effect is usually blue, You're shooting a mixed lighting situation, so when the white balance is set for tungsten the areas illuminated by your practicals will appear normal while the areas illuminated by your 1k with the blue filter will appear bluer. It's a matter of controlling where the blue light is hitting, so it doesn't overpower your practicals with blue.

 

If you wish to make the tungsten lights look slightly warm, you can fool the white balance, either by putting a 1/4 CTB in front of the camera when taking a white balance from only your tungsten practicals, using a warming white balance card or manually setting the white balance in the camera. Although, if these are domestic bulbs the preset tungsten 3200k white balance might be fine for a warm look.

 

IF you're shooting video, you'll see how your effect is working on a colour monitor.


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#3 Jassim Bin Shahul

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

Thanks a lot :D


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