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Balancing tungsten and flash
Old 06-22-2004, 01:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Before I go and spray paint the inside of my umbrella gold, I thought I'd ask if anyone has tried this. I'm thinking maybe I could use flash bounced off a gold painted umbrella as a main light with small portable reading lamps as hairlights/background/fill. I would then just set white balance to tungsten and every thing should be just dandy. Has anyone tried this?
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Before you do something you might regret later, go buy a cheap regular umbrella and spray it first. It shouldn't matter since you're using paint. If it works, then you will have 2 umbrellas. I think I'd buy a black one and spray it gold. Let us know what the results.
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Why spray paint a perfectly good umbrella gold, just set your white balance to Cloudy -3 and it will look like golden light. Or add more golden light using Photoshop, where you have more control over the image and its color.


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Yes, but what i am trying to do is balance the flash and the lamps. I know I can get a golden glow using white balance or PS. I'll try bouncing flash into a golden windshield reflector first and see what i come up with.
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Now I understand. Yes, it will work. Before I got my strobes, I used 1k Tungsten lights on my backdrops and a gold and silver umbrella for my fill. I set the white balance and everything looked great.

Shot below used two 1k Tungsten lights behind the faked window blinds, one gold/silver umbrella for fill light, and a gold reflector for bounce. I used my Nikon SB-80 on the umbrella.

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Thanks, that's exactly what I was hoping for. Thanks also for the example.
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Okay, forget the gold paint. I'd like to know how you got the skin so perfect in the 2nd picture. Was that natural or PS..(Memorex) Great shot.
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