Hello. Anytime I attempt "studio" type shots I use natural light, but that limits me to the time of day or even if I can shoot that day depending on what its like outside. So, I am attempting to learn how to use studio lighting, and failing...sigh. Any suggestions on how to improve these in terms of lighting?
I took these in the basement (no natural light). Had one continuus light with umbrella camera left at 45 degree angle from baby and slightly above them. Then another continuus light with umbrella camera right, 90 degrees from baby, level with face or slightly above. Set my white balance to tungsten and shot away. Used the light meter in camera and shot in manual and even though it said exposure was right on they were all REALLY dark (the pics below are brightened up in photoshop). I'm wondering if I need more powerful lights or a different setup, or what. The lights are 600 watts each. The backdrop was white and its looking grey when I shoot, and I feel like the photos are looking yellowy?. Any suggestions appreciated to help me improve. Thanks in advance!