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Jul 12, 2011 11:34 |  #1

If I had a grid for my Kacey Dish I can think of sticking the gel in between the grid and BD. But how would I do it without the grid?


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Jul 12, 2011 11:50 |  #2

Can't you just gel your light itself?


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Jul 12, 2011 11:51 |  #3

bobbyz wrote in post #12745730 (external link)
If I had a grid for my Kacey Dish I can think of sticking the gel in between the grid and BD. But how would I do it without the grid?

Tape?


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Jul 12, 2011 12:04 |  #4

cloths pin?


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Jul 12, 2011 12:06 |  #5

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Jul 12, 2011 12:13 |  #6

CiM_Photography wrote in post #12745798 (external link)
Can't you just gel your light itself?

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Jul 12, 2011 12:44 as a reply to  @ SooK's post |  #7

just gel the underside of the small reflector.

convering the entire beauty dish takes away the "beauty dish light" and turns it more into a softbox look. the directional punch BD's are know for will be taken away.

gel the reflector and use something like blue tape so you can easily remove it afterwards.




  
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Jul 12, 2011 14:27 |  #8

m.shalaby wrote in post #12746067 (external link)
just gel the underside of the small reflector.

convering the entire beauty dish takes away the "beauty dish light" and turns it more into a softbox look. the directional punch BD's are know for will be taken away.

gel the reflector and use something like blue tape so you can easily remove it afterwards.

I was thinking same. Will try it. Thanks.


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Jul 12, 2011 14:27 |  #9

SooK wrote in post #12745927 (external link)
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OK. Maybe I am missing something. How do you guys gel the light when it is connect to the BD. Maybe a picture would help.


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Jul 12, 2011 14:30 |  #10

CiM_Photography wrote in post #12745798 (external link)
Can't you just gel your light itself?

Like how? That is what I am asking. There is only bare tube.

To gel when using 7" reflector is easy as I have the mod frame for my AB lights. When using Softbox, I can tape the gel sheet to the internal diffusion material or use lowel gel jaws to connect it to the softbox rods or just buy bigger sheet and tape it to the outside of the softbox.

I will try gaffers tape, clothes pin ideas.


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Jul 12, 2011 14:31 |  #11

Matt's suggestion about gelling the reflector is probably best. I was thinking in speedlighting terms - sorry Bobby!


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Jul 12, 2011 14:31 |  #12

i have some 22" gells you could use on a 22" or smaller dish.




  
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Jul 12, 2011 14:39 as a reply to  @ musso's post |  #13

I just tape my gels to the side of the dish / over the central deflector. A gel sheet isn't going to diffuse the light enough to subtract any of the beauty dish effect.


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Jul 12, 2011 14:44 |  #14

This is a good place to start if you want big gels.

https://www.stagespot.​com/gel.html (external link)

There are many places on the net you can find these type of gels. Even eBay might have these gels.

thank you
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Jul 12, 2011 14:48 |  #15

m.shalaby wrote in post #12746067 (external link)
just gel the underside of the small reflector.

convering the entire beauty dish takes away the "beauty dish light" and turns it more into a softbox look. the directional punch BD's are know for will be taken away.

gel the reflector and use something like blue tape so you can easily remove it afterwards.

I didn't see this effect when gelling my beauty dish. However, I'm using clear gels. It might be different for matte gels.

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