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We introduced you to the Kelvin scale in the last movie, but it's used in artificial light too. Different light sources give off different colors of light. Tungsten and daylight-balanced bulbs are the two most common. The house lights in the studio are daylight balanced, or 5500 Kelvin. The camera is set to the daylight setting. Let's turn on the studio light and turn down the house lights. These bulbs are also daylight, so their color still looks good. Now this light has tungsten bulbs.
Tungsten is warmer light, about 2500. Check out how orange my face looks. It's not because the light is orange. It's because the camera is still set for daylight. Now let's switch to a camera that is set for tungsten, and notice that the daylight-balanced bulbs now appear blue. Let's turn this light off to get a better look at how the light from the tungsten bulbs appear. Your camera has settings for different light sources. In the next video we will show you more about what these settings do.
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