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Apr 30, 2012 20:32 |  #196

Not_a_Canon wrote in post #14356566 (external link)
You'd be surprised...that's a DIY with a small plastic picture frame from Walmart. I made some of these and they're like 15 cents lol. Takes one cut and a lighter to bend it.

Did not think about the lighter part.. I never really checked walmart for that hopfully I can find something to keep all the gels together since I can't find my unopened album right now.




  
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Apr 30, 2012 20:41 |  #197

It was through a 3rd party seller. The seller purchased the paper and had it drop shipped to the Amazon warehouse (I saw the original label). There are no more listed with prime shipping that I can see now.


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May 01, 2012 00:31 |  #198

Here's a link to a photo taken this evening in another thread using a gel to color the background: https://photography-on-the.net …p=14357996&post​count=4235


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May 01, 2012 01:45 |  #199

Foodguy wrote in post #14355058 (external link)
Got it. I keep forgetting that the majority use small strobes. My gels are 24"X36" hence the confusion. I use them for a variety of purposes, sometimes in a strobe head (speedotron 8" or 12" reflector)) sometimes on the face of a soft box, other times lining a bar-b-que grill bottom.

Sorry about that...I'll try to do better next time.:lol::o

Ah, that explains the confusion, with all the talk of swatches I assumed everyone was talking about the "free" speedlight gels :)


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May 01, 2012 01:48 |  #200

mikeCL wrote in post #14356648 (external link)
Did not think about the lighter part.. I never really checked walmart for that hopfully I can find something to keep all the gels together since I can't find my unopened album right now.

I just stick them to the front of the speedlight with static most of the time, although if you're moving them around a lot, or outside in a breeze, that's probably not such a great idea :)


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May 01, 2012 05:25 as a reply to  @ SJRobbins's post |  #201

Black seamless.. Adorama slave flashes gelled with Rosco Blue & Green diffusion filters

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May 01, 2012 07:20 |  #202

Shankar, looking great!


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May 01, 2012 09:33 |  #203

SJRobbins wrote in post #14358232 (external link)
I just stick them to the front of the speedlight with static most of the time, although if you're moving them around a lot, or outside in a breeze, that's probably not such a great idea :)


haha yeah on my Vivitar 3500 it fits perfect over the head.. my Yn-565EX not so much.. my Nikon SB-600 fits as well.

I figure I would just do the holder and be done with it.

And agree above shot looks great!

Anyone know which would be a good match close to purple and gold? seems like #21 is a close match.




  
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May 01, 2012 10:20 |  #204

For those that were looking for the plastic gel holders for your flash, I found the website where the guy had a DIY up, but since he's now selling them, he took the DIY down lol.

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May 01, 2012 13:15 |  #205

mikeCL wrote in post #14359769 (external link)
haha yeah on my Vivitar 3500 it fits perfect over the head.. my Yn-565EX not so much.. my Nikon SB-600 fits as well.

I figure I would just do the holder and be done with it.

And agree above shot looks great!

Anyone know which would be a good match close to purple and gold? seems like #21 is a close match.

The strobist set ones fit the 565EX fine for me, they're bigger than the swatch ones.


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May 01, 2012 16:08 |  #206

Ah I did not know that.




  
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May 01, 2012 18:04 |  #207

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Shankar, looking great!

Thanks Drew!


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May 04, 2012 21:30 as a reply to  @ shankarhokie's post |  #208

I read through this thread and thought I'd give it a try. I used a black muslin backdrop with a gelled speedlight on a tripod about 4 feet away. Two other speedlights in umbrella softboxes provided the key and fill lights. I set a chair immediately in front of the gelled light, sat on the chair, and used a remote to trigger the self-portrait. PP in CS5 completed the portrait.

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May 05, 2012 12:10 |  #209

Hi, here's another to add to the mix. Used two Rosco gels for a blended effect, "#358 Rose Indigo" on the right, and "26 Light red shot straight back". Subject lit with a 36"x48" softbox and reflector on opposite side. I realize that this photo is a bit "loud" but I was just experimenting with multiple gells. No saturation boost was added in post. CC welcome.

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May 05, 2012 21:40 as a reply to  @ chantu's post |  #210

man I would of never known black would of made the background so colorful.




  
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