gel fail and grey background

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gel fail and grey background
Jul 3, 2013

I just gave my first try with gel flash and was a real failure: I tried to use a pink and purple gel for the background. the purple one was about 3 stops loss so I had to use the flash (430EX) on full power but even then I didn't get as much color as I thought. Anyway the main issue is that the color is not evenly distributed on the background I thought because the flash was too close to the background?

I was holding the flash with gel between the softbox and the white background (see setup photo)

the other issue I had (without gel) was that the background was grey and often greyer on camera left

this is the setup. the white background panel was perpendicular to the table and the softbox straight on the center

all photos are OOC

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