With winter approaching, plus my inventory having swelled significantly, I'm pushing hard for an indoor photo setup. As most of us are, I'm working with limited funds and have only a Sony digital camera. So I picked up a few (5, to be exact) 500W halogen shop lights on the cheap from a local hardware store liquidation. Here are the results. Despite the area looking brighter than the sun IRL, the white balance still seems off, and the shots seem dark. So I turned the flash on, but that just seems to wash everything out.
Any advice (OTHER than spend hundreds of $$ on a new camera)? Do you think this will be "acceptable?" (Edit: Ignore the sloppiness of the setup; this was purely proof of concept)
(Setup #1: Very cumbersome to change setup, etc; surrounded by white and color tends to darken unnaturally)
(Setup #2: No flash; white balance too dark)
(Setup #2: Flash; washed out)