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Old 07-27-2006, 04:38 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now all I have is a white backdrop. If I buy some gels what would the efect be with a white backdrop ?
A new model I shot last week.. I know it needs work but I wanted to post something..
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Old 07-27-2006, 05:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Very pretty model and a nice pose as well. Great photo Mike.

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A red gel will give you something between a pink and a peach color. A blue gel will give you a light blue somewhere between a sky blue and a baby blue. I don't know about any other color gel, but have played with red and blue a lot. To pump up the color, your light that the gel is over will have to put out a lot more power than your main light.
When you see a really red background, that is usually done with a red gel shot into a black or dark red background... usually with more than one light.
When I was shooting models a lot back in the late 1980s, I played with gels a lot and tried just about any combination you could dream up. A black background with one blue light and one red light gave a very pleasing purple in the middle with red on one edge and blue on the other. Arkie
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Very pretty model and a nice pose as well. Great photo Mike.

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Thanks Jean..
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A red gel will give you something between a pink and a peach color. A blue gel will give you a light blue somewhere between a sky blue and a baby blue. I don't know about any other color gel, but have played with red and blue a lot. To pump up the color, your light that the gel is over will have to put out a lot more power than your main light.
When you see a really red background, that is usually done with a red gel shot into a black or dark red background... usually with more than one light.
When I was shooting models a lot back in the late 1980s, I played with gels a lot and tried just about any combination you could dream up. A black background with one blue light and one red light gave a very pleasing purple in the middle with red on one edge and blue on the other. Arkie

That is a big help Arkie..Thanks alot

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Re: Gels and a white backdrop ?
Old 07-27-2006, 07:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Right now all I have is a white backdrop. If I buy some gels what would the efect be with a white backdrop ?
A new model I shot last week.. I know it needs work but I wanted to post something..
Mike
You will have very poor results with gels on a white background. The best results will be by using a black background. You must be very careful to keep any spill light from the mainlight and fill from hitting the background.
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I would suggest investing in a roll of black, it would be a lot easier.

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well lets see these were all shot on white seemless.











Black does work very well, especially with dark colors but light colors I find work better on white.
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