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anastasia
Lighting for still images at a library?
on Sep 20, 2005 at 8:46:22 pm

I am filming still images at the Library of congress with a GL1 canon.
The images will be against a vertical metal wall.
They do not allow direct lights.
What is the best way to light this?


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Jim Mulleder
Re: Lighting for still images at a library?
on Sep 27, 2005 at 5:51:26 pm

That's simple...indirect lights!!! Sorry I couldn't resist. What do they mean no direct lights? Can you just put diffusion on some direct lights, do they mean additional lights???

I think you need a clear definition of no direct light because we all know, no lights...no picture!

Jim



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john sharaf
Re: Lighting for still images at a library?
on Sep 28, 2005 at 2:36:01 am

I've encountered this dilemma several times in museums and libraries and it's always worked out; sometimes you use the gain in the camera. other times you light very carefully to approved light levels (they read you lighting with a footcandle meter). Nowadays with slow shutter speeds and variable frame rate cameras (like the Varicam) you can shoots stills (or night exteriors for that matter) or any other non-moving subject at slow frame rates and shoot almost in the pitched black. Does your camera do that? If not beg, borrow or steal the appropraite unit.

JS


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