By June 17, 2013 1 Comments

A $9 CFL Bulb with Pro Level Color Accuracy for Talking Portraits? Yep!

Great news! There’s now a good {not great} color accuracy CFL light bulb for only $9.  Best of all, it’s from Home Depot.  Thanks to Suzette Allen and Jon Yoshi for asking me to test this smart budget buster solution.  

Compact Fluorescent bulbs are not the ideal way to create talking portrait lighting, but here’s a low cost way to use items from around the house to get pro quality skin tones that pass even Will Crockett’s tough color tests.  Find out more in this vLog post from Coach Crockett!

About the Author:

Will Crockett, commercial hybrid photographer, photo technology developer, and webTV personality is focused on learning how to master hybrid imaging. The skillful blend of photo+video+audio is clearly the future of photography, but how do we shoot and shape and share and sell these hybrid "eProducts"? Dunno, but with Will Crockett as the technical genius and unstoppable force behind this transition from shooting still photos into creating pictures with depth and dimension we will surely figure it out! : ) Will is an open, honest, bright guy that shares what he learns here on this website about hybrid, eProducts, mirrorless cameras, and all the wonderful software tools that allow us to make better, smarter images for share or the sell. For years, non-pro photographers and pros alike have seen Will's videos, gone to his fun live events, and learned how to be a smarter photographer. Take a look at Will's current (and classic) images at, his consulting work for clients big and small at, and the great info on hybrid eProducts and mirrorless cameras on, and of course his premium videos at Will is credited with the construction of the Lumix Luminary talent team, and the Fujifilm Elite Talent team, and is our "coach" of the Hybrid Heroes.

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