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Laura Roth

Ambient Light Indoors

I was just recently taking some personal candid pictures at my friend's wedding reception. I almost NEVER us flash when shooting because I prefer the warm yellowy tones that one gets with indoor lighting. Oddly enough, whatever lighting was used in the reception hall, though it seemed like normal incandescent, made the pictures come out completely RED! Does anyone know what kind of lights will result in fire-red hues? I'd love to know for future. Thanks.

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3/17/2005 9:04:12 AM

Mark Feldstein
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/17/2005
  A #25 red filter used with color film will do that. Or, a bad color negative printer.

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3/19/2005 11:45:10 AM

Laura Roth   Mark, it was definitely the lights... I did not use a red filter, though I may keep that in mind for recreating it. Thanks for the idea.

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3/21/2005 6:20:50 AM

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