Mastering the Art of Gelled Lighting – Free Quick Guide

Want to learn a new and fun way to experience color photography?

Using colored gels or filters over your lights and/or camera lens provides an entirely new level of creative options.

While the concept is simple, there are a few key things you should know before giving this technique a try.

Here is what you will learn:

  • What are color gels?
  • Complimentary colors
  • What equipment do you need?
  • Using color gels for color correction.
  • Using color gels for creative effects.

Remember, for color gel lighting to work, you must control any white light from spilling onto your set. A white light will wash the gel color light out.

Start out by using a darkened room for your first efforts.

Photo Credit: Jo Plumridge

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