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Old 6th Oct 2013, 01:32 PM   #1
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A lot us are probably familiar with High Definition Lighting. I have read a tutorial years ago abut how to use one to make perfect external maps with different exposes embedded to render nearly perfect lighting for a room or an exterior area.

Question: Where can I ind one? I want one for two reasons. I want to go more advanced in lighting and to provide even lighting during power failure. A flashlight pointed directly beneath (or above) it to light the room. I currently use a disco ball but I want the lighting to be even, not ellipses.

What would the minimum size and material needed to get decent photographs?
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A lot us are probably familiar with High Definition Lighting. I have read a tutorial years ago abut how to use one to make perfect external maps with different exposes embedded to render nearly perfect lighting for a room or an exterior area.

Question: Where can I ind one? I want one for two reasons. I want to go more advanced in lighting and to provide even lighting during power failure. A flashlight pointed directly beneath (or above) it to light the room. I currently use a disco ball but I want the lighting to be even, not ellipses.

What would the minimum size and material needed to get decent photographs?
http://www.ruffstuffcg.com/journal/m...es-part-1.html
Would be a place to start...

Out of curiosity, why not use one of those battery powered florescent camping lamps for emergencies? It seems like it'd be easier to do that than trying to mount the ball and flashlight.

I've never tried to light a room with a chrome ball, but I somehow suspect that a matte white ball would provide better diffuse light than a chrome ball.
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Old 7th Oct 2013, 01:44 AM   #3
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Do you mean for lighting real world, or do you mean for photographing light Probes (High Dynamic Range Lightinging). If you means the latter, garden globes or chrome ball bearings are what you're after.
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