View Full Version : April 2012 - Gelled/Coloured flash

04-02-2012, 08:59 AM
Hi members!

The level 2 assignment this month is Gelled/Coloured flash.

If any member doesn't actually have a coloured gel - very easy to get creative. Just use any coloured plastic packaging and cut out a strip and tape it to flash. Or perhaps get some plastic wrap/saran wrap and colour that with a marker.

Ok then who will post first?

04-20-2012, 08:30 AM
Ok then....zero submissions?

Gonna do mine this weekend but zero submissions?

04-20-2012, 10:59 AM
I'll give it a shot today. I've never used one so...lol

04-20-2012, 12:58 PM
I haven't done much shooting this month at all.... spring is starting to spring but I've just been super busy but you've given me an assignment... there's 10 days left and I'll commit to at least 3 shots. Now for ideas.....

04-20-2012, 04:44 PM
schools been a bitch but i have an idea if i get time this weekend.

04-23-2012, 08:40 AM
Well, I've managed to make a couple of "gels" using some semi-transparent coloured report folders from Dollarama ($2) now I have to think of a subject and take the shot.... part way there.

Saw this today and thought some might find it useful: The Universal Flash Filter Kit (20-Color Rainbow Edition) (http://photojojo.com/store/awesomeness/color-flash-gel-kit/)

04-29-2012, 01:45 PM
Wow looks like I may be the solo contributor to this assignment - had a feeling on this assignment actually.

Anyway - here's mine. Thanks to Carmy for allowing me to photograph her in this way. I asked her to portray fear and she gave me this expression.

I used a subtle blue gel on an off-camera flash to camera right. Flash is direct and I though that would work best. You can see the gel's colour best in the highlights of her hair and in the 'coolness' of the skin tone.

04-29-2012, 07:06 PM
An excellent shot, Marko. I have all the tools but I'm having trouble with subject matter. My wife is not quite so forthcoming with the poses :)

I've still got a day! I'll try to get something in for tomorrow.

04-29-2012, 08:04 PM
Red gelled flash camera left, 1/100th, f4.5, iso 160


04-29-2012, 11:22 PM
I don't have any gels so I used a blue cd cover.



04-30-2012, 08:29 AM
Thx Iggy!
Glad to see some additional submissions - Lovely play Mbrager, I dig the different colours in the Bkgd.
Jason - Dig the blue mood you created.

04-30-2012, 12:27 PM
Great additions... love the red smoke. I really need to make sure I get one in tonight now! :)