Mixed flourescent lighting for documenting paintings?

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Mixed flourescent lighting for documenting paintings?
In reply to Pusseapa, Feb 8, 2013

When you say that you 'document' paintings, do you mean for some official purpose or just for your own interest?

If it's for the gallery thenĀ spend some money on a couple of light stands and fit them with tungsten bulbs. Set them upĀ either side of the painting and turn alll the other lights off.

As someone else has said, fluorescent lighting does not have a continuous spectrum and what looks white to the eye can be very different to a camera. Tungsten avoids all this.

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