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    Still life lighting. What type of light?

    Hey, I am setting up a small still life drawing/painting area in a little shed. What sort of lighting should I use? Natural lighting bulbs?

    Thanks.

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    Do you mean the light for the setup or the light for your easel?

    Setup: depends on different factors (e.g. the mood you'd like to create)
    Easel: daylight bulbs (in general: those that have a temperature of ~5.500K)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjoern3000 View Post
    Do you mean the light for the setup or the light for your easel?

    Setup: depends on different factors (e.g. the mood you'd like to create)
    Easel: daylight bulbs (in general: those that have a temperature of ~5.500K)
    Thanks for the reply! I phrased my question quite poorly. You answered everything I was wanting to know about each bulb needed.

    Now, how do you keep your easel/work light from infiltrating your setup lighting?

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