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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. .
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