Our assignment this week was to use our rainbow of gels to change the kind of light our flash put out to match ambient light. This method is used because some lights put out a color. Tungsten lights are warm and usually give photos a orangey-cast. Fluorescent puts out cool green and sometimes a little magenta. By putting a gel on the light, you can alleviate some of the color cast.
Here’s the photo I chose for my select, and also my lighting diagram.
I am very happy about how the light fell on her face. I forgot to bring anything to diffuse my flash with but luckily there were some paper towels on the floor that I used instead. I found that increasing the power of the flash would allow enough light through but still soften the shadow
and angles. I know this photo is a a bit under exposed, but I think it was the best from my take that demonstrated all the proper techniques.
Here’s a few more from today, just to look at!
P.S. If you like to watch dance, Keck and Laundano will be performing a showcase at Studio B on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 5 p.m.!