Continuous Light Source Option

2 months 3 weeks ago #735810 by Alochhaya
Hello friends and fellow photographers

I hope this is the right section to post my question.

I was wondering whether cheap LED bulbs of 28W (cost around $4 in my country) can be a good cost-effective solution for small product photography, provided a large white diffuser is used in front of the light bulb? If possible, this should provide an excellent and easy WYSIWYG solution. I understand that one may need to fix the WB in PP if an LED bulb is used.

Hopefully experienced members can shed some light on this idea.

Thank you all.

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2 months 2 weeks ago #735812 by r1ch
You can use any light. Take a white balance card, Take a picture of it. Run it through photoshop and get the color temperature of the card then adjust all your photos you take to that temperature. Make sure there are no other lights in that room that are a different temperature. If you are taking JPG use the manual white balance on the camera by taking a picture of the white card and manually set the white balance or whatever process your camera states to set white balance manually....

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