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Old Jul 19, 2011, 7:35 PM   #1
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I live in a rest home.
Shiny white floors, white ceiling tiles, and a lot of florescent light.
I would like to take pictures of my fellow residents. Face shots.
Maybe for their families.
Any advice about cameras, lens or setting would be appreciated.
I am in a power wheelchair and I have some upper body strength.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 8:00 PM   #2
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You will need to play with the white balance of your camera and get it set for florescent light since the lighting in your case could seriously effect the colors of the finish photos unless you end up color correcting them. Most camera have several white balance options in the menu or via a dedicated button on the back of the camera. Refer to the manual for the camera on which icon and how to set the white balance. I also find vertical shots to be better for faces vs horizontal.

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You will need to play with the white balance of your camera and get it set for florescent light since the lighting in your case could seriously effect the colors of the finish photos unless you end up color correcting them. Most camera have several white balance options in the menu or via a dedicated button on the back of the camera. Refer to the manual for the camera on which icon and how to set the white balance. I also find vertical shots to be better for faces vs horizontal.

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FD,

What specific camera do you have? If you let everyone know the brand and model, they may be able to give you exact instructions on what to do.

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FD,

What specific camera do you have? If you let everyone know the brand and model, they may be able to give you exact instructions on what to do.

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I just got a used Coolpix 4500. I am reading up on White Balance.
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I doubt your camera will have much in built capabilities to solve this issue of yours.

Snap it in whatever your camera can do for you and postprocess it
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G'day FD

Nice to talk to you again
Your 4500 does indeed have several White Balance options, and Fluoro lighting is one of them.

Click into the Menu options and go down the list to White Balance - then go down that list thru Auto WB > Sunny day > Cloudy > Fluoro > Tungsten bulb
As you go down the list you will see a small change in the colour of the image as the camera sets the WB to that option.

By choosing Fluoro you will be better able to get good surroundings colours and more natural skin colours

Hope this helps - keep asking Qs
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'tis a good thing to go play with the various settings on your camera - white balance is the important issue in this case. You will find others as time goes on.

It is really good thing to know where in the menu the "reset to factory defaults" button is. That way you can play about with various settings and know that you can get back to start anytime you want.
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I found and I am adjusting the White Balance.
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