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Re: Adventures with cheap proofing lights



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> >2) I've noticed that illumination intensity affects my subjective perception
> >of colors.  Simply moving a lamp closer to the print seems to change the
> >color balance (that's why I try match the apparent brightness of screen
> >and
> >print).  The 20 watt swirl bulb seems to be brighter than the 18 watt Super
> >D-5000, and the tube geometries and reflectors are different.
>

As I recall, perception of color is affected by brightness of the light source.
Which is why direct sunlight does not 'appear' as blue as it is.

Not positive of this, but pretty sure.

Harvey Ferdschneider
partner, SKID Photography, NYC

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