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L2Photography net
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University City, Missouri, US


3 lights 2 have gels 
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/110919/21/4e7810e970d52.jpg
Dec 22 12 09:25 am  Link  Quote 
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Tim Little Photography
Posts: 11,530
Wilmington, Delaware, US


Blue gel from behind.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3578/3429647729_f275072616_z.jpg
Dec 22 12 10:23 am  Link  Quote 
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Jason Vincent Archer
Posts: 386
San Angelo, Texas, US


along with a ringflash.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121221/17/50d50a47b846b_m.jpg
Dec 22 12 10:41 pm  Link  Quote 
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E Hinn Photography
Posts: 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Starsquid wrote:
love gels! i think i used Rosco (can't find my swatch book) here

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120703/04/4ff2d946a1e1c.jpg

WOW! how how how was this done!?

Jan 03 13 07:32 am  Link  Quote 
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Martin Schiff Photo
Posts: 3,043
Maitland, Florida, US


Red gel on gray paper.

http://www.pbase.com/mschiff/image/148085408/original.jpg
Jan 03 13 07:41 am  Link  Quote 
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Starsquid
Posts: 356
s-Gravenhage, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands


E Hinn Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120703/04/4ff2d946a1e1c.jpg
WOW! how how how was this done!?

with 2 large sheets of gels and 4 lights smile

Jan 03 13 03:14 pm  Link  Quote 
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NothingIsRealButTheGirl
Posts: 32,089
Los Angeles, California, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121112/15/50a1832267264_m.jpg
Jan 03 13 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Halcyon Arts
Posts: 173
Washington, District of Columbia, US


I like them to emphasize the colors on a sunset (pick the gel opposite the color you want to enhance and set a custom white balance on the gelled flash and the ambient gets a nice push the other way). 
They're also great for changing the color of a white wall or similar background. 
Occasionally I'll use them on a fill light to give a shot a different mood. 
Less important in an era of easily changed white balance, but CTO gels (or work up your own) are good for mixed light sources (CTO for flashes in tungsten environments)
Jan 03 13 06:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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Photeus Photography
Posts: 78
Saint Louis, Missouri, US


http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120728/07/5013fcabbcfdd_m.jpg

I like to use them as an edge light, this one has a blue gel on a strobe to the left of Jade.  You can see the outline in blue on her left side.

They are inexpensive and fun to work with.

Enjoy!

Photeus
Jan 03 13 06:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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JGC Photography
Posts: 134
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada


PhillipM wrote:
Love Gels

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/061122/14/4564b52a5a21d.jpg

Dude...I have so much to learn!
What a great shot!
Congrats!

Jan 04 13 12:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Jon Winkleman Photo
Posts: 87
New York, New York, US


This was a subtle use of gels on a hotshoe strobe.
The strong sunlight coming through the window wasn't direct but was being bounced off of a bright red brick building across the street. The light had a very appealing warm quality. I wanted to emphasize the contrast in the cooler ambient light in the room with the red-brick warmth of the window light.

I gelled a single strobe with a cool CTB gel to give a slightly bluish quality to the shaded areas of the room. I got my subtle split tone effect in camera.

18+ photo with partial nudity
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30928816
Jan 04 13 02:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kev Lawson
Posts: 6,806
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Bored one day and just playing in the studio... yellow gel left of camera, blue gel right of camera, with barndoors and a honeycomb grid to cut down on spill.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121210/06/50c5f6d04cd51_m.jpg
Jan 04 13 02:17 pm  Link  Quote 
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E Hinn Photography
Posts: 29
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US


Starsquid wrote:

with 2 large sheets of gels and 4 lights smile

sweet!!

Jan 08 13 09:00 am  Link  Quote 
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