Product Shot using Nikon's Creative Lighting System

Started May 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
newtoy Regular Member • Posts: 391
Re: Lack of modelling lights means "creative" = guesswork

jbcrane wrote:

As it is, the highlight distribution is uneven and concentrated in the upper left corner of the camera. Also, colour temperature isn't consistant... tending to blue-white above, and yellow-white from front right.

Agreed. I thought it too hot, too, but settled on "artistic interpretation" ;-). Live and learn... the temp thing is what has me puzzled. None of the lights were gel'd and I don't know how you'd counter the appearance of different color without gelling and risk influencing "true color." Gelling is another "area of growth" ahead of me.

This is a problem to the Nikon Speedlights. They all produce different color temperature with different power output. I test with a grey card with WB of the camera set to flash. Shoot a series of shots in TTL auto with different aperture. Color of the resulting file change from blueish to yellowish (I forgot which way its go)! At the end I brought some cheap Elinchrom and all problem gone (But have to set power manually).

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