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Oct 05, 2011 12:45 |  #1

I want to do a shot of a model outside at night in the rain. I have two ab800 strobes. And two sigma flashes. I want to gel the flash with say a blue gel to make the rain behind/around her colored. And use my ab800 to light her. How can i pull this off without drowing out the colored rain.


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Oct 05, 2011 13:06 |  #2

You are really talking about two exposures in one!

  • Exposing your subject, illuminated with one or two lights
  • Exposing the raindrops in the background, with one gelled light (and this is probably a different exposure in order to get better color saturation of the bluish rain)


...but the problem is that in illuminating the subject, the rain in the foreground will be illuminated white, not blue.

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Oct 05, 2011 13:51 |  #3

Wilt wrote in post #13209093 (external link)
You are really talking about two exposures in one!
  • Exposing your subject, illuminated with one or two lights
  • Exposing the raindrops in the background, with one gelled light (and this is probably a different exposure in order to get better color saturation of the bluish rain)


...but the problem is that in illuminating the subject, the rain in the foreground will be illuminated white, not blue.

unless you can use some type of a snoot


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Oct 05, 2011 13:59 |  #4

MichaelAnthonyPhotogra​phy wrote in post #13209297 (external link)
unless you can use some type of a snoot

If the subject is outside in the rain, there will always be rain between the subject and the llight unless you place something overhead to keep the rain out between them.

BTW, just as an aside, rain and AB strobes don't mix so make sure the strobes are well protected from the rain. Besides the risk of shorting out the strobes, there's an even bigger danger of electrocuting yourself when trying to make adjustments on the strobe. :shock:


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Oct 05, 2011 14:39 |  #5

Im thinking of having the model stand outside my back door. Mee inside and alien bee inside shooting through a window


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Oct 05, 2011 23:17 as a reply to  @ charlie_merrifi's post |  #6

If I reading it right, have the model stand outside a garage door so your equipment stays dry placing the subject right out side......back lighting with gels will require a shelter for that light. Hope I was understanding the shot?


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Oct 06, 2011 02:05 |  #7

Gel the subject in the opposite color that you want the rain to be and use the neutral reference for white balance. If you go a full CTO and then correct it post with WB everything that isn't lit by the gelled light will be a full CTB.

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Oct 06, 2011 09:31 |  #8

I want to do a shot of a model outside at night in the rain.

Does she have to get very wet? Why not set up the shot & have a couple people with hoses put the "rain" right where you need it?
And you get to stay dry. ;)


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Oct 07, 2011 08:27 |  #9

Actualy i was thinking that.


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Oct 07, 2011 09:36 |  #10

PhotosGuy wrote in post #13212978 (external link)
Does she have to get very wet? Why not set up the shot & have a couple people with hoses put the "rain" right where you need it?
And you get to stay dry. ;)

I vote this way.... and how about maybe pumping water with blue dye in it to make it blue instead of gels on the lights...


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Oct 07, 2011 23:35 |  #11

PhotosGuy wrote in post #13212978 (external link)
Does she have to get very wet? Why not set up the shot & have a couple people with hoses put the "rain" right where you need it?
And you get to stay dry. ;)

thats exactly what i did for this shot the other day

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