C&C appreciated - Basics balancing ambient and flash...

Started Apr 7, 2013 | Photos thread
Barrie Davis
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Re: C&C appreciated - Basics balancing ambient and flash...

Atoche wrote:

I have been spending some time practicing with off camera lighting.  In this shot, there is an umbrella camera right, classic setup (high and 45degrees).

My question is this - it seems clear to me that the ambient light provided by the lamp (camera left) and my flash are two different temperatures.

Any insight how to better handle this situation would be appreciated....

Any of the following would work:---

1) Live with it and call it "creative"...

2) Turn off the light with the oddball colour...(even better with repositioning of the main light to other side.)

3) Filter the oddball colour lamp with a blue gel to match the colour temperature of the flash, or..

4) .. filter the flash with an orange gel to match the colour of the oddball light. Adjust WB accordingly.

5) Replace the oddball light with a reflector of white card, or, for stronger effect, silver foil on card.

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