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    Lighting Room Interiors

    I am in the process of negotiating photographing an historical neighborhood in Chicago. If all goes well I will be shooting the exteriors in large format black and white, and am thinking of doing the interiors of some of the homes digitally in color. I have a Sony a7R II and am thinking of using a Canon tilt/shift lens. The rooms will be fairly modest in sizeŚliving rooms are about 12x16 feet. I want to include the residents in some of the images. My knowledge and experience doing this kind of work is close to nil. I need a simple solution, that is not overly large. I don't know that I will use any lights I buy again after this project so I would rather spend less than more, but I need something that will be up to the task. Are any of the LED panels useful, or should I be thinking strobes? Any hints or tips are most welcome!

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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    call me Richard on the weekend-too much to write here. I'll leave my number in a PM.
    Thanks,
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    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep"

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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    call me Richard on the weekend-too much to write here. I'll leave my number in a PM.
    Thanks Kirk! I'll be in touch.

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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    I'd like to be a fly on the wall on THAT discussion.

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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Langham View Post
    I'd like to be a fly on the wall on THAT discussion.
    So would I!

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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    LitePanel's Astras are great and pack a punch. So are kino flo's celeb 200's. Not cheap though.

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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    Maybe Kirk will share with the rest of the class.

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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    Maybe Richard can summarize it. I'm buried with work on a way to soon deadline. A conversation I can have-writing it out where it is comprehensible I can't.
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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    Get a copy of Photographing Buildings Inside and Out by Norman McGrath. Should be readily available as a used book. Probably the most practical architectural photography book. I don't know if Norman did a digital version, but a lot of the film concepts are applicable. L

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    Re: Lighting Room Interiors

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    Maybe Richard can summarize it. I'm buried with work on a way to soon deadline. A conversation I can have-writing it out where it is comprehensible I can't.
    I'll consider it, but please don't hold your collective breaths. I share Kirk's concern that writing it so it can be readily understood sounds daunting.

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