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Lighting your studio

Discussion in 'General Airbrush Discussion' started by huskystafford, May 7, 2018.


  1. huskystafford

    huskystafford Needle chucking Ninja

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    Here is a video, maybe someone will find info use full.


    and some info from poster of that video:
    Pinned by Andrew Tischler
    Andrew Tischler 9 months ago
    Hey Guys, I am in Alaska at the moment and just found a bit of internet to post a comment. There is a lot of discussion below about natural light. YES! I know. I actually had this as part of the video, but on the cutting room floor, is where it ended up! So, that said, many of you who mention that natural light is best, are right (sometimes). HOWEVER, if you watch the video on STUDIO SET UP you will see that like many others, I cannot control where the windows go in the studio, and I am not in a position to build a studio to my design, yet. Many of us have the studio we're given, either in our rentals, the spare room, or a kitchen bench. So how then do you deal with the shifting light through the day? I have found myself working until dawn on several projects throughout my career. The light shifts all over the place, depending on the time of day. One of the most important considerations is consistency, and it should have been in the video. Daylight is inconsistent, even when you have open shade. So, here in this video, are some ways that we can achieve consistent light. The first thing I do is block up the windows when I have a new space and set up the lighting rigs you see here. That way, it doesn't matter if I paint at 2pm or 2am, the painting appears the same. Now, a HUGE thank you to everyone who brought up CRI (Colour Rendering Index). I need to go back and study, as I was not aware of this factor. I will make an update to this video in the near future! Thanks for all the comments guys! Alaska is beautiful! XD
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    Nice detail info for lightning...
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    You don't want "lightning" in you're studio, it could kill you, stick with good old "lighting":)
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    Lol but my new flux compressor needs 1.21 gigawatts where else can I get that kind of power
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    Just like guys already sad, lightning might be little to bright and maybe to power full for your art place :D
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    And I can't change thread title :D
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    PM Micron man, he'll do it for for a bucket of shine:)
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  8. Jurien72

    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Haha I was expecting something about a Tesla coil... hmm, that could produce interesting lighting conditions while photographing your artwork!
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    BTW does anyone know if I can replace a flux capacitor with a regular one or do I have to change the whole motor to regular capacitor start unit.?
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    I know you can substitute a turboencapsulator for the flux capacitor, but it gets kinda complicated!
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    Well yeah, wouldn't you have to have a compressor to run the turboencapsulator in order to start the compressor then?
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    Either way I guess I'd lose the ability to unpaint things.
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    Or I could do it simply because I can :)
    (It’s fixed )
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    Aww, now we can't pick on the slovakian guy. :evil:
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    Jackie youre the awesomenest admin!

    Now future members perusing the archives will wonder what we were talking about lol
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    Lol youre the most awesomenest admin but he has the better shine! I'm sure he'd be ok with that...
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    I’m using these bad boys! Kodak use them for colour matching so I guess they are good!
    CRi 98 bear perfect! I notice a lot more of the Violet spectrum with these, they do wake you up though after a few hours underneath them I have 4 x 36W above me, which was too much, now I have 2x36W and an additional6x26W in my room for future students! Highly recommend these

    http://www.sylvania-lighting.com/product/en-gb/products/0002218

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