What's my miracle find? A light bulb. I know it's not very glamorous, but it's amazing! It's the GE Energy Smart Daylight 6500K bulb. I call it my Magic Bulb Full of Awesome.
Here is a pic I took that was pre-Magic Bulb.
|1960s Vintage Full Slip|
YUCK! My pics were so yellow and dingy looking that I had to spend lots of time editing them and that's no fun.
And here is a post-Magic Bulb pic.
|Handmade Garden Journal|
I know, right? It's amazing.
My setup is two of the Magic Bulbs in a couple of 7 dollar clamp on reflector lights.
I bought a two-pack of the light bulbs at Wal-Mart for $7.44. The clamp lights were $6.97. So, for a grand total of $21.38, I saved a buttload of time and maybe even a tiny sliver of what remaining sanity I may have.
I do set the Av setting on my camera a little higher than normal for some pics, but I still don't have to do any editing other than resizing which I can do in bulk.
So, if you're frustrated with the way your indoor pics are turning out, and don't want to spend a lot of money on professional lighting, go and spend the 20 bucks on a couple of clamp lights and Magic Bulbs. It will be well worth your time.
You probably don't want to ask for a "Magic Bulb Full of Awesome" at the store, though. There's no telling what you'd end up with.