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Old 12-02-2007   #1
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Shooting indoors under tungsten lighting at the camera sync speed of 1/250th, do you need to gel the flash and set the white balance to tungsten, or will the flash overpower the ambient so you can shoot bounced or diffused without correction and with white balance set to AWB or flash?

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Depends on how much of the background won;t be illuminated by the flash. A larger room will have falloff rom the flash and reveal the orange tungsten balanced lights. In a smaller room, you can probably get away with not using a gelled strobe.
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Thanks for the response. I think I know the answer to this question but I will ask it anyway; with a two light setup, and a gel on your fill light, would you also gel your key light even though it is shot through a white umbrella?
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If you're geling your fill light to match any ambient light then you'd also want to gel your key light so everyone plays nicely together.


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