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Getting the overall color to look like a warm sunset is as easy as setting the white balance a little warm. But one of the things that makes golden hour so special is the direction of that warm light. To simulate that you need to use a strong source of light shining on your model or subject from a relatively low angle. And you need to be able to shoot ...


If your camera has Kelvin white balance, just select something like 7000K and that will definitely give you a warm hue. Adjust it up and down as you like. If your camera has no Kelvin white balance, preselect "Shade" or "Cloudy" and it will be very similar.


The color temperature of your bulbs is not as important as you seem to think. What is important if you require fairly critical color accuracy is that, regardless of the temperature their output is centered on, your bulbs need to output most if not all of the full spectrum of visible light. In general for photographic purposes you want lights with a Color ...


You don't need to shoot with "daylight" bulbs. Just match the camera white balance to match the light source. That WILL be the right temperature. If you shoot RAW is doesn't really matter at all because you can change it or fine tune it in post processing. I would suggest large wattage 5000K Compact Flourescent bulbs. A 45W CFL equals about 200W. They are ...


In the Incandescent menu, just adjust the dot back to the 0,0 center position of the colored grid.


Actually Dan, there is quite a few stocks of film out there with specific kelvin degree temperatures and even "mixed" of 4300-4400K for still photography. And the daylight filter for 3200K compromise is an 85(A,B,C) filter very commonly used in motion picture film especially super 16mm productions like documentaries etc.


If you have a "blank" transparency, set that on the light table, and then take a shot of that to use as the basis for white balancing in post. Since both the light in the table and the transparency medium can cause a color cast, combine those two elements. If you don't have a blank transparency, see if there's any "clear" spots in any of the transparencies ...


I would do this: take off any transparencies point your camera to the center of the table, so a detail of the table fills the frame Adjust your aperture (probably increase the F-number), so the resulting photo is not white, but middle gray Take a photo Either in camera or in some application (Lightroom?) sample the color to get accurate White balance.

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