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Using a grey card vs a cto gel, are they the same?

 
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Nov 09, 2015 09:04 |  #16

mike_311 wrote in post #17777171 (external link)
a grey card will help you to get a proper WB in post so you dont need to dial in the color temperature at the time of capture. gels are different in that they will change the color temp of your artificial light to match the ambient so that when you go to adjust in post you aren't dealing with multiple color temps.

Thanks guys..... and yeah Mike that's a good way to look at it, since the grey card doesn't know what color "effect" you are going for... so looking at it that way makes more sense to me thank you...




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Nov 18, 2017 08:32 |  #17

This may seem like a dumb question but if you gel a strobe can you still use the white diffuser cover over the softbox?


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Nov 18, 2017 09:53 |  #18

Jotto123 wrote in post #18499049 (external link)
This may seem like a dumb question but if you gel a strobe can you still use the white diffuser cover over the softbox?

If it's a neutral white, why not? Have you ever tested it with it on & off?


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