Color mixing with gels. What colors do I need?

Started Jun 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Sailor Blue
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Re: Color mixing with gels. What colors do I need?
In reply to slowhands, Jun 13, 2012

slowhands wrote:

Look at color wheel and pick the opposite (complementary) color.

Roscoe and Lee make gels and sometimes will send you a FREE gel swatch book.

You can also visit your theatrical supply businesses or places catering to musicians/band lighting...I pick up my gels locally.

With a continuous light source, even a 40 W one, I would recommend getting high temperature gels from a theatrical supply house since the gels used for normal flash photography will melt if they get too hot.

The Rosco sample gels are also very small in size and are no longer free from Rosco. You can, however, get them relatively inexpensively from Adorama.

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