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#1 Ckulakov

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 10:57 PM

At around 2:00 PM on a day with very little overcast and in D.C. would the light enetering through the window be considered hard or soft (diffused)? Also what would be the approx. color temp?

Would a few 500w photofloods through something like a bleached bedsheet about a foot away get a effect close to that?

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#2 J. Lamar King

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Posted 28 June 2005 - 11:12 PM

At around 2:00 PM on a day with very little overcast and in D.C. would the light enetering through the window be considered hard or soft (diffused)? Also what would be the approx. color temp?

Would a few 500w photofloods through something like a bleached bedsheet about a foot away get a effect close to that?

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Could be either diffuse or hard or in-between. This is where interpretation comes into play. Personally I would generally balance light at that time of day as "white." But that could change easily based on the needs of the story and my interpretation of it.

As far as that setup and if you only have those tools, it would probably be better to use a few photoloods with some type of reflector and use a light diffusion like Opal to help blend the shadows yet not kill the output. It's a compromise but it could work.

You should do some testing with a camera and see for yourself how different qualities of light, the placement of them and amount of overexposure or lack thereof in the highlights creates the feeling of daylight. A contrast viewing glass can help as well as looking at an isolated part of the scene through a hole in your fist.
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