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The Fundamentals of Colored Gel Photography

Colored Gel Photography Part 1 Studio Portraiture • 14m

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  • Introducing the Look

    Before jumping straight into the first setup, learn about the elements that go into creating the look of colored gel photography. Listen as photographer, Jake Hicks, describes the importance of white lighting techniques to establish a firm lighting foundation, building towards colored gels. Learn...

  • Key Light

    Begin the step by step setup of lighting for colored gel photography. Work in studio to focus on the key light's position, angle, subsequent shadows and their symmetry. Learn about the benefits of using a beauty dish, right angle bracket, and the importance of subjective vs. objective lighting. C...

  • Camera Settings

    With the key light properly placed, dial in the optimum camera settings. Adopt a fixed approach for shutter and ISO leveraging the power of studio lighting to make exposure adjustments. Establish the depth of field, refining focus to an aperture setting that will only vary for creative taste. See...