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Old 09-14-2008, 11:56 AM
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New Photo Studio Wall Color Issue ?

Hi Everyone,

finally I'm going to setting up studio. I've constructed a room for that and going to paint.

I'm not sure What color of wall I should paint ? I'm thinking to paint Very Light Grey.

I need your valuable input to decide the color of Walls so it not reflect in photo.

Ash
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:04 PM
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Re: New Photo Studio Wall Color Issue ?

I've heard a lot of people say that it should be a neutral gray, much like the 50% gray screen in Photoshop. However, my walls are an off white, and I have several other things in the room. I think that what is more important is that your monitor be properly calibrated, and your room not be so bright as to create a glare on your screen. As long as you have that, you are good for any art work that is on the monitor. If you are doing any other sort of artwork, then it may come more into play.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:16 PM
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Re: New Photo Studio Wall Color Issue ?

Dave,

Actually I'm a newbie in photography, I'm a professional retoucher but aware only the terms of retouching. What are you telling I'm not getting it properly.

I just want to know in yes or no that grey is appropriate or not. will thankful to you if you would say some more .

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Old 09-14-2008, 12:24 PM
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Re: New Photo Studio Wall Color Issue ?

What I am saying is, for retouching, some people swear that it should be only grey, while others say it doesn't really, since you are looking at the computer monitor. That is, as long as you don't have a reflection on your monitor. So it is really up to you.

I don't really get into the photography piece of it much, so I will leave that question to someone else.
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Old 09-14-2008, 12:26 PM
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Re: New Photo Studio Wall Color Issue ?

Thanks dave, Now I'm looking to see more response from professionals.

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Re: New Photo Studio Wall Color Issue ?

I don't think wall color is as important as control of ambient or reflected (window) lighting. Most professionals that I know dim the lights, close the blinds and control the room's light.
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Old 09-15-2008, 03:48 AM
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Re: New Photo Studio Wall Color Issue ?

Paint white, mount black removable curtains on (all) walls.
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Re: New Photo Studio Wall Color Issue ?

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...finally I'm going to setting up studio. I've constructed a room for that and going to paint.

I'm not sure What color of wall I should paint ? I'm thinking to paint Very Light Grey....

Ash
The photography studios I've been in have had white walls, and most of the professionals' responses to this type of question that I've read on DPreview and Photo.net have been "paint it white" or "light gray".
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