Copy Stand Sunburn?

I am new to copy photography. Has anyone else ever been sunburned by the bright lights on the copystand? Yesterday I got a farmer’s tan just in time for the new quarter. The dangerous life of VR professionals…


  1. The lights you are using are probably tungsten
    Are you using a digital camera or 35mm?
    small suggestion if using a digital camera no need to use tungsten lights unless you like the tan

  2. Yeah know, at a workshop I attended at VRA last March, it was recommended to use strobes. They flash only when you need them and give you a better “white” quality, whereas tungsten lights have a yellow palor. We have tungsten, and the room we shoot in gets so hot, when I’m cold I shoot images. Haha!

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