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Feb 19, 2014 08:42 |  #1

Woops, didn't see another post of mine below this one, sorry

So I have a shoot this weekend and am looking to replicate the feel here because it will be under the same lights. I'm not sure which cto to try first (1, 1/2 etc)

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Feb 19, 2014 13:42 |  #2

Buying this afternoon if anyone has any advice :)




  
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Feb 19, 2014 13:57 as a reply to  @ digitalduck's post |  #3

1/4 CTO is enough for me when I'm shooting events. I don't want to warm up the faces too much.


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Feb 19, 2014 14:06 |  #4

Thanks Sportmode, Ill try 1/4 to start with.




  
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Feb 19, 2014 14:21 |  #5

I agree. The key here is you are just trying to eliminate the mismatch between the flash and the ambient. So you can do it in baby steps if you wish. 1/4 CTO warms the flash (or if you correct totally for the face you are in truth cooling the ambient) a bit. The problem you have here is that you have multiple sources of ambient each with its own color so matching is an imprecise art anyway.




  
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Feb 19, 2014 16:39 |  #6

I agree with others that 1/4 or even 1/8th is good for this situation. I have 1/8, 1/4, and 1/2. Can't remember when I've used the 1/2. Almost always 1/8, sometimes 1/4. As Gonzo points out often with the 1/4 when getting the skin right the ambient is just a bit too blue.


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Feb 20, 2014 08:25 |  #7

If you get 1/4 - you can always double (fold it over) it to get 1/2

If you plan to use these on regular speedlights, it may be worth getting a pack of Rosco Cine Gel Samples - that comes in a booklet form and has all different (over a 100) different types of gel samples which fit perfectly on the speedlight heads - a good way to try out the different ones for cheap or free.




  
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Feb 20, 2014 11:32 |  #8

digitalduck wrote in post #16701202 (external link)
So I have a shoot this weekend and am looking to replicate the feel here because it will be under the same lights. I'm not sure which cto to try first (1, 1/2 etc)]

Starting out with a smaller strength is good to begin with. As Starlights mentioned, you can stack the gels to increase their strength. I usually buy only 1/8 and 1/2 strength. Two layers of 1/8 = 1/4, two layers of 1/2 = full.

If you find the skintones a bit too orange-ish with the CTO filters try a CTS (straw) for a bit more of a pinkish hue.




  
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