I have two sets of soft boxes. One has incandescent bulbs (3,200k) and the other uses compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL @ 5,500K).
I'm trying to sort out some of my understandings regarding the light types and their qualities / attributes.
The basis of my question centers around this piece of information: I've heard many times from others "I look horrible when seeing my reflection in the mirror when in a room that's lit with fluorescent lights" and I myself have experienced the same thing. The skin looks harsh and it seems every blemish / bump, bruise, discoloration of the skin, etc. is accentuated.
Now, my question is: Is this due to the TYPE of lighting (Fluorescent vs Incandescent), or is this a function of the lighting temperature typically found in Fluorescent as opposed to Incandescent?
If its merely a function of the lighting temperature, then technically you should be able to get two different types of bulbs at the same temperature and get the exact same quality of lighting with the same attributes, correct?
Additionally, I have heard (if I recall correctly) that fluorescent lighting lacks the magenta color? Is this true? If so, how does this manifest itself when it comes to lighting quality?