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Thanks Pragma. Still getting a handle on the new photo backgrounds I have. Still seems to dark for me even after doing some tweeking in Iphoto. >:(

Your key light is not hitting the front of the figure at all, the only light there is from your fill light, which is about 45 degrees left of axis. You'll get better results if you move your key light to about 45 degrees right of axis.

 

I'd also recommend that you use two lights with the same white balance unless you're trying for a specific artistic effect. Currently the key light on the right is orange (probably tungsten) and the fill is very blue.

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Thanks Pragma. Still getting a handle on the new photo backgrounds I have. Still seems to dark for me even after doing some tweeking in Iphoto. >:(

Your key light is not hitting the front of the figure at all, the only light there is from your fill light, which is about 45 degrees left of axis. You'll get better results if you move your key light to about 45 degrees right of axis.

 

I'd also recommend that you use two lights with the same white balance unless you're trying for a specific artistic effect. Currently the key light on the right is orange (probably tungsten) and the fill is very blue.

 

I'm using the same lightbulb (one of those sunlight bulbs) in both lamps but the right one is giving off yellow light and the other is giving me the blue. I think it's because the right one has white inside the lampshade and the other is pure black. I've GOT to work on my photo taking again.

 

Smoking Wreckage: I used Ceramcoat Pewter, GW Gunbolt and Mithril Silver with several shades of Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade and Ogryn Flesh washes.

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Thanks Pragma. Still getting a handle on the new photo backgrounds I have. Still seems to dark for me even after doing some tweeking in Iphoto. >:(

Your key light is not hitting the front of the figure at all, the only light there is from your fill light, which is about 45 degrees left of axis. You'll get better results if you move your key light to about 45 degrees right of axis.

 

I'd also recommend that you use two lights with the same white balance unless you're trying for a specific artistic effect. Currently the key light on the right is orange (probably tungsten) and the fill is very blue.

 

I'm using the same lightbulb (one of those sunlight bulbs) in both lamps but the right one is giving off yellow light and the other is giving me the blue. I think it's because the right one has white inside the lampshade and the other is pure black. I've GOT to work on my photo taking again.

 

Smoking Wreckage: I used Ceramcoat Pewter, GW Gunbolt and Mithril Silver with several shades of Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade and Ogryn Flesh washes.

 

 

Might be the shades or it might be the age of the bulb. (Bulbs can change color temperature over their life, though I'd be surprised to see that much change.)

 

The other thing that could be causing the issue is ambient room light. If you use strobes with a short shutter speed, you can kill the ambient completely, but with continuous lights you need to watch out for room light (and window light, which is quite blue relative to most interior lights) contributions to the illumination as well.

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Hmmm... When I take pictures I turn the lights off and just use the lamps to light the mini.

 

Sounds like you probably have the other light sources covered. But if you had been shooting during the day with an uncovered window in the room, you could get a strong blue-light contribution to the photo. North light is around 8000K, for instance, where common tungstens run 2500-3500K (depending on power, mostly).

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Hmmm... When I take pictures I turn the lights off and just use the lamps to light the mini.

 

Sounds like you probably have the other light sources covered. But if you had been shooting during the day with an uncovered window in the room, you could get a strong blue-light contribution to the photo. North light is around 8000K, for instance, where common tungstens run 2500-3500K (depending on power, mostly).

 

I take pictures at night in my basement. There is one window at the far west corner of my art/drum room. I even turn off my computer screen to make sure there isn't any other lighting. I've since went back into the photos and upped the exposure level. Do these look better?

 

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