|9th of December 2006 (Sat)||#1|
Cream of the Crop
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Background light and background colors
I'm really starting to understand lighting and metering and as my little home studio grows I'm thinking about backdrops. I've made some that look very nice and just drape them over something or hang them as best I can but I don't own and don't want to start buying stands, hardware and backdrops at this time.
I read in a few threads that people were using a background light or flash with a gel on it to change a neutral background (or white wall) into any color they wanted. I'm using 2 AB B800's as key and fill lights and would like to bring the 580EX in as a background light. I have the Rosco Roscolux color gel swatches and will be making some sort of gizmo to attach the gels to the flash but also keeping them off the lens of the flash. I've already melted one that way. This will alow me to attach a gel to the head of my 580EX and create a background lit in color and perhaps get some good effects.
So before I start doing this I was wondering if anyone had suggestions or tips for doing this, or if anyone does not recommend doing it and why?
Looking forward to your feedback.
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