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Mar 12, 2014 05:54 |  #8941

rsharp76 wrote in post #16751689 (external link)
I bought some gels for my flash just because of you lol. Stellar shot!

Can you explain what gels for a flash are :) ?

I really like that lighting, it's not blown out, just lights the bike perfect without taking away from the background.


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Mar 12, 2014 07:15 |  #8942

mlech wrote in post #16752574 (external link)
Can you explain what gels for a flash are :) ?

I really like that lighting, it's not blown out, just lights the bike perfect without taking away from the background.

You use them to change the color of your flash. One of the best sites out there for this stuff: http://strobist.blogsp​ot.com …sing-gels-to-correct.html (external link)




  
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Mar 12, 2014 07:22 |  #8943

Gels are just little strips of colored translucent plastic that you place in a holder over your flash. The holder just sticks on with Velcro and can be removed. I keep mine on even when not using gels.

Here's a link to the kit that I have, except this gel holder looks nicer than mine:
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You can use gels for some cool effects or to match some other ambient lighting in the scene, such as the colors of a sunrise or sunset. The idea is to make it natural looking where a bright white flash is obviously unnatural light, or for creative effects.

( I've posted these before plus the 2nd one is from my XTi, not the 6D, just posting links for example )

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Mar 12, 2014 07:36 |  #8944

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Mar 12, 2014 11:10 |  #8945

I'm looking for opinions and suggestions. These were taken in what I believe was the worst lighting I've ever encountered. The band was almost entirely backlit, with mostly only low blue light on their faces. I couldn't use a flash, couldn't stop enough motion below 1/125 shutter speed, and was shooting hand-held. ISO 25600. I've cleaned these up as much as I can.
Is this as good as it gets in this situation? If not, please feel free to lead me down the path to righteous clarity.


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Mar 12, 2014 11:35 |  #8946

Recent shot from a fitness inspired shoot.

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Mar 12, 2014 12:07 as a reply to  @ whoty's post |  #8947

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Mar 12, 2014 12:55 |  #8948

whoty wrote in post #16753176 (external link)
Recent shot from a fitness inspired shoot

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Mar 12, 2014 14:33 |  #8949

My 6d arrived today. First couple of shots from it...

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Mar 12, 2014 14:59 |  #8950

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Mar 12, 2014 16:38 |  #8951

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I'm looking for opinions and suggestions. These were taken in what I believe was the worst lighting I've ever encountered. The band was almost entirely backlit, with mostly only low blue light on their faces. I couldn't use a flash, couldn't stop enough motion below 1/125 shutter speed, and was shooting hand-held. ISO 25600. I've cleaned these up as much as I can.
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You were using a 24-105 f4, that's your problem. You're going to want a much faster lens for this, provided you can get it in the correct focal length you require. Shouldn't be too difficult.


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Mar 12, 2014 18:31 |  #8952

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You were using a 24-105 f4, that's your problem. You're going to want a much faster lens for this, provided you can get it in the correct focal length you require. Shouldn't be too difficult.

This will help the blur, won't do much for the unique lighting conditions going on there. No lens in and of itself is gonna remove all that blue. Faster lens would probably make it easier to edit in post though, maybe, dunno.


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Mar 12, 2014 18:51 |  #8953

stang67 wrote in post #16753900 (external link)
You were using a 24-105 f4, that's your problem. You're going to want a much faster lens for this, provided you can get it in the correct focal length you require. Shouldn't be too difficult.

Agree with this, 50 F/1.4, 85 F/1.8, 100 F/2, or whatever your needs will blow the 24-105 out of the water. i think the lighting kind of sets the mood for the situation, or you can always do what i do since i'm not a fan of color, go B&W :p


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Mar 12, 2014 20:10 |  #8954

Thank you all for the input. I just got the 24-105, and this was its first trial. I figured the f/4 lens was going to hurt me some, but I didn't expect it to be this extreme. The color definitely affected the outcome - the worst of the bunch were the ones with the most color (like the ones I posted here). Maybe I'll stick the nifty fifty on the 6D and see what it does in the dark for comparison.


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Mar 12, 2014 20:45 |  #8955

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