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Speedliter’s Handbook: Learning to Craft Light with Canon Speedlites by Syl Arena

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Chapter 20. Gelling for Effect

GELS QUICKLY 281

IF COLOR CORRECTION IS NEEDED, DID SOMETHING GO WRONG? 282

GETTING DRAMATIC WITH COLOR 284

MY FAVORITE GELS 285

MOUNTING GELS 286

MIXING WHITE BALANCE AND GELS CREATIVELY 287

SHOOT: GOLDEN HOUR ANYTIME 288

SHOOT: THE BLUE WORLD 290

SHOOT: COLORING THE NIGHT 292

Figure 20.1. Two Speedlites, two gels, a flag, and a grid created the dramatic light in this noir portrait. For the details, see pages 292293.

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The Short Version

There are two major groups of gels: those that shift the color of one light to another (e.g., daylight to tungsten) and those that create a color effect (e.g., change the color ...

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