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Old 01-16-2010   #1
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Hi folks,
First post in this section. I'm fairly new to off camera flash, but decided to give it a go in this commercial facility to try and jazz up a monotonal industial colour scheme. 2 flashes with gels (green & Blue) wrapped round in a tube to create snoot type look. C&C most welcome.

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Old 01-17-2010   #2
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Nice work. I like what you did with the gels.
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I've never been a fan of green gelled lighting primarily because it tends to look like uncorrected fluorescent light. Green is also not a good color for flesh tones as you can see in the woman's face in the second shot.

Gels can add color and interest to what would otherwise be a monochrome shot. With that in mind it might help to be aware that cool colors (blue/greens) tend to recede and warm colors (reds, yellows) tend to come forward. The use of cooler colors in the background areas of the scene and warm colors in the forground can be a convincing and attractive combination. If there are people in the scene a splash or white or slightly warm light on them seems to work best.

That's my take on the use of color gels.
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We used to see gels in commercial work all the time.
I'm ok with it.

My only issue is that the subject is overexposed in image #1 & #2.

First shot is the best of the bunch.
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Nice creative light. I really like the blue/green effect you got everywhere except on the people in #2.


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