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Color of Flash-light

Flash-tube Ring-Flash (b)431-001

As now, photography is open to anybody and bast majority of the camera user has no

interest to the technical aspects surrounding the photography, while expecting the

manufacturer provide everything what they needs perfect.  

Hence, they don’t even care whether it is DSLR or Phone-camera.  


So, everybody believing flash-light is the flash-light and all same.   Though, it is not true

—– some are more blue.  Even a professional studio photographer may not noticed but

just believing “As long as they buy reputed studio flash, it is the industrial standard”.  

In certain extent, it is true.   The quality of the flash has been really improved. (and

became very cheap.)  😉


The photo above, they are the flash-tube, most left came from Bowens. (are they still exists ?) 

Second is Balcar’s  —– (mind you this tube alone costed £200 !)   Third is for ring flash-light.

(This is the Ring-flash I made for the photos which was published in the Zoom Magazine.

= Ring Flash for Fish-eye Lens. —– Since, the subject was over-shadowed by the camera itself,

it was necessary to illuminate !    Still, the lens has 180 degree of view, flash has to be exactly

in the same plain of the lens-front. = If the flash was before the lens, it will be in the picture.  

If it was behind the lens, the shadow of the lens will appear in the picture.  😀 )


Though, this flash-tube was very blue (about 6500 K) I needed to use a Kodak Color

Compensation Filter inside of flash. — Most of the flash produces  6000 K Color-temperature.

Though, the standard of the Printing Industry is 5500 K,  so that photo above, Bowens tube was

gold color tinted to warm-up the color a bit.  This slight difference makes the skin-tone better.

= So, you may try to tinker the flash-light, such as stick a cello-tape on the flash face and put a

red line of maker-ink (never draw an ink direct) —– it would make

the faces in a party looks more drunk.  😀



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  1. jag said, on August 31, 2013 at 01:54


  2. elenacaravela said, on August 31, 2013 at 12:08

    Alien looking artifacts Yoshi. I’m glad that you know what they do:)

  3. yoshizen said, on August 31, 2013 at 12:46

    That’s right Elena. 😀

  4. Lemony (Gr)Egghead said, on September 1, 2013 at 14:48

    I like seeing all of these different things. You’re right that today most people don’t understand the innerworkings of their equipment.

    • yoshizen said, on September 1, 2013 at 15:14

      Thank you Lemony-san.
      May be not the matter of innerworkings, the attitude, only see what was given,
      such as the choices of “App” and not use their own creativity.

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