Can a compact fluorescent light bulb be dimmed?
Westinghouse has a few compact fluorescent light bulbs that have been specifically designed to be able to be dimmed on an incandescent dimmer. However, generally speaking, CFL light bulbs cannot be dimmed.
Might be a good idea to keep them separate, i.e., home lighting design specifically for ambiance and functionality, and use a separate reading or table lamp if you need extra light to focus when you take photo. also depends what kind of photo - tabletop or portraits or ... ?