How to Use Gels
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Change Up Your Lights
Its very easy to mess up an image by using a gel too directly and by using too many colors. This episode covers how to use them in a subtle way to change the overall mood of your photos and which lighting works best.
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- 0:00- Ferdinand Magellan
- 0:30- Explanation of gels and how to use them
- 2:00- Gel grades
- 3:15- Light setup
- 4:10- Using full power with orange gel
- 4:30- Using complimentary colors
- 5:20- Softbox lighting
- 6:20- Let us know if you have any examples!
How to Choose Colors
Complimentary colors always work well together. Try using a warm and cool combination when choosing which gels you want to use, and combining them in a way that makes sense. Colors are much easier to get right by using a color wheel and planning out your final image before you start. You can also try placing the warmer tones in the foreground and cooler in the back, or vice versa.