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Shooting in Sh*tty Light: The Top Ten Worst Photography Lighting Situations and How to Conquer Them by Erik Valind, Lindsay Adler

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Chapter Three. Fluorescent Light

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Ever walk into a building or event hall, fire off a few photographs, and upon looking at the back of camera screen, wonder why everyone looks so green? Welcome to the nightmare of fluorescent overhead lighting. To the naked eye, common fluorescent light doesn’t appear so sickly green, but when compared to the cool light from a flash or the midday sun, it can be downright gross. The photos you shoot don’t have to be unsightly though! In fact, by following a few simple techniques you can avoid fluorescent frustration and produce pleasing results.

Set Your White Balance

Different light sources actually have different ...

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