Hi and welcome back.
One of the most versatile tools in your lighting kit is or should be gels.
Gels correct for color temperature shifts or add color to an image. I love the Rogue Gel kits as I can now carry a bunch of gel colors in a nice carry case that I never carried before, like Rose, Purple, Yellow, Green, Blue, etc:
Alyssa came to me a with an idea for a colored look.
I set up 3 SB800’s and covered them all with Rogue Gels to achieve the look.
Backlight: SB800, Rogue Full CTO, Rogue 45 degree grid
Left Edge: SB800, Rogue Full CTO, Rogue XL Pro strip box
Front Fill: SB800, Rogue 1/2 CTO, Rogue XL Pro with diffusion panel
Here’s an sample:
And here’s the BTS shots of the gels:
The setup is a bit complex and the back/hair light, which is actually the key light, took a bit to set up in the correct position. Once we had it, we nailed it!
The backdrop is black felt I got from Joanne Fabrics. I like felt as it absorbs all of the light and gives you true black on the background.
The Rogue Gel kits open up a new wave of creative outlets for you as you can color your light for any need.
Well that’s it for today. Till next time, happy shooting!