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    Florescent lighting and contrast

    Now that I am getting used to using my 8x10 I want to start the project I originally bought the darn thing for. I will be shooting where the lighting is only floescent and maybe, depending on where I am at the time, very faint filtered outside light. I read somewhere, can't remember where, that florescent lighting kills contrast. Is this true? Will it have an effect on filter usage, due to the blue color cast?
    Technological society has succeeded in multiplying the opportunities for pleasure, but it has great difficulty in generating joy. Pope Paul VI

    So, I think the "greats" were true to their visions, once their visions no longer sucked. Ralph Barker 12/2004

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    I know that the sheer size of most flourescent bulbs will kill contrast by having very soft edged shadows. All you have left after that is the intrinsic range of reflectivity and sometimes that aint much!
    Gary Beasley

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    I had contrast problems in a dusty environment lit by fluorescent light. The fine grey dust made it all much worse...

    What filters were you considering?



 

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