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Nov 10, 2013 19:00 |  #1

I keep my gels in a ziplock bag in my camera bag, but I'd like something a little more organized. Anyone have any good storage tips?


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Nov 11, 2013 03:28 |  #2

I use 600 EX-RT which come with a neat little gel holder, and a little wallet to hold the gels
I made a template i can hold on a sheet of gel and quickly cut around with a sharp knife, so i have made a whole bunch of different gels.

I have two of the supplied wallet/sleeve things, so one has colour correction, the other has colour effect gels.

In the sleeves i have Full CTO, other CTO, blue, and other (plusgreen and urban vapour)


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Nov 11, 2013 10:51 |  #3

I keep mine in a cabinet with the other old film stuff. I'm not trying to be a wise guy, I just don't see any need for them anymore.


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Nov 11, 2013 11:00 |  #4

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I keep mine in a cabinet with the other old film stuff. I'm not trying to be a wise guy, I just don't see any need for them anymore.

I use mine at least once a week !

Not trying to be a smart ass either, but I use a CTO a lot, typically to balance my flash with Tungsten light inside a house.
Or a 1/2 CTO to put a flick of "late afternoon sun" into a face.

Sure it can be done in Photoshop, but I would rather spend 30 seconds changin WB and sticking a Gel on, than 30 mins in photoshop messing with layers.


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Nov 11, 2013 11:10 |  #5

The honl gels come in thick ziplock bags. Mine sit in those.


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Nov 11, 2013 13:25 |  #6

I picked up a small accordion-style holder from Walmart for a few dollars. It's roughly 4"x6" size, with multiple dividers to help me keep my gels organized.

EDIT: Fairly similar to this: http://www.lionop.com …oductimages/b/9​4800AS.jpg (external link)


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Nov 11, 2013 13:26 |  #7

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I use mine at least once a week !

Not trying to be a smart ass either, but I use a CTO a lot, typically to balance my flash with Tungsten light inside a house.
Or a 1/2 CTO to put a flick of "late afternoon sun" into a face.

Sure it can be done in Photoshop, but I would rather spend 30 seconds changin WB and sticking a Gel on, than 30 mins in photoshop messing with layers.

Good point however I would (if possible) filter the flash to balance light.

If you shoot in raw it doesn't take hours in PS. Use LR. Just apply a profile on import. Same result as using a WB for JPEGS except no additional filter to (possibly) lower IQ.

I went through years of filtering and special effects in camera. I've been told I was quite good at it. I am grateful to be able to do all of that digitally now. CPL and ND is all I need for the camera and maybe a filter or two for a flash. I'll shut up now. I don't mean to hijack this thread.


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Nov 11, 2013 13:31 |  #8

I'd like to know how to 'easily' fix mixed lighting in LR... let's say florescent (or tungsten) ambient lighting with a balanced amount of flash used for fill.

I use gels specifically so I don't have to spend the time trying (because I can't) to fix this in post.


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Nov 11, 2013 15:25 |  #9

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I'd like to know how to 'easily' fix mixed lighting in LR... let's say florescent (or tungsten) ambient lighting with a balanced amount of flash used for fill.

I use gels specifically so I don't have to spend the time trying (because I can't) to fix this in post.

Gel the flash. It takes a smaller gel, loses the same amount of light, and the optical condition of the gel is unimportant so protecting them is less of a problem.


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Nov 11, 2013 17:07 |  #10

rgs wrote in post #16443050 (external link)
Gel the flash. It takes a smaller gel, loses the same amount of light, and the optical condition of the gel is unimportant so protecting them is less of a problem.

Sorry, I think there may have been some confusion on my part... I misread what you previously wrote and thought you were stating not to bother with gels if you shoot RAW and that it's a quick fix in Ps (or Lr) to correct.

I definitely understand the value of gels, I have and use them regularly with OCF.


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Nov 11, 2013 18:05 |  #11

drvnbysound wrote in post #16443351 (external link)
Sorry, I think there may have been some confusion on my part... I misread what you previously wrote and thought you were stating not to bother with gels if you shoot RAW and that it's a quick fix in Ps (or Lr) to correct.

I definitely understand the value of gels, I have and use them regularly with OCF.

I wasn't thinking of a gel on a flash when I said that. The LR fix is for white balance, not mixed lighting. Sorry for the confusion.


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Nov 11, 2013 19:36 |  #12

rgs wrote in post #16443491 (external link)
I wasn't thinking of a gel on a flash when I said that. The LR fix is for white balance, not mixed lighting. Sorry for the confusion.

No worries... yeah, I read this post you made:

rgs wrote in post #16442638 (external link)
Good point however I would (if possible) filter the flash to balance light.

If you shoot in raw it doesn't take hours in PS. Use LR. Just apply a profile on import. Same result as using a WB for JPEGS except no additional filter to (possibly) lower IQ.

I went through years of filtering and special effects in camera. I've been told I was quite good at it. I am grateful to be able to do all of that digitally now. CPL and ND is all I need for the camera and maybe a filter or two for a flash. I'll shut up now. I don't mean to hijack this thread.

To which you quoted (and were responding to):

Echo63 wrote in post #16442208 (external link)
I use mine at least once a week !

Not trying to be a smart ass either, but I use a CTO a lot, typically to balance my flash with Tungsten light inside a house.
Or a 1/2 CTO to put a flick of "late afternoon sun" into a face.


Sure it can be done in Photoshop, but I would rather spend 30 seconds changin WB and sticking a Gel on, than 30 mins in photoshop messing with layers.

Since the discussion was really about gels, and Echo63 mentioned that he uses gels to balance the flash with tungsten light... then you responded saying, shoot in RAW and that you do it digitally. I thought you knew something that I didn't ;)


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Nov 11, 2013 21:35 |  #13

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Nov 11, 2013 23:04 |  #14

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Now that's cool. But how do you attach them to your flash?


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Nov 11, 2013 23:20 |  #15

ziplock bag for me but a nice little tin can like the one that comes with the lee big stopper would be cool


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