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    Default How to shoot in Tungsten Lightings?

    Hi Guys,

    This question is for shooting weddings in hotels where mostly have tungsten lightings. If I use flash, the foreground WB will be correct but the background will still have the yellowish tint. If I correct the background WB in lightroom, the foreground color will become bluish.
    How do I oversome this issue and get the WB correct for both foreground/background?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Default Re: How to shoot in Tungsten Lightings?

    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    This question is for shooting weddings in hotels where mostly have tungsten lightings. If I use flash, the foreground WB will be correct but the background will still have the yellowish tint. If I correct the background WB in lightroom, the foreground color will become bluish.
    How do I oversome this issue and get the WB correct for both foreground/background?

    Thanks in advance!
    Use a tungsten correction flash filter. Nikon has this, not sure about the other though. With this correction filter, you need to correct the white balance to tungsten and shoot accordingly. As such, both the subject and BG will be correctly balanced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Use a tungsten correction flash filter. Nikon has this, not sure about the other though. With this correction filter, you need to correct the white balance to tungsten and shoot accordingly. As such, both the subject and BG will be correctly balanced.
    Thanks.. any idea where can I get this for Sigma flashes? Using on a Canon 40D.

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    Default Re: How to shoot in Tungsten Lightings?

    buy a Lee filter (gel for lighting) from Cathy, than you can cut into many small pieces.
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