New studio - which background colors to start with?

Started Oct 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Klaus dk
Klaus dk Veteran Member • Posts: 4,188
Re: Coloured background

AndreRSA wrote:

This is all nice and good when only shooting head and shoulders.  But what to do when shooting full length?  How do you gel the background then?  The main and fill lights contaminate the gelled lights.

This is one I'm struggling with myself

You are probably right, I have not tried that. Some flags and gobos might help, but obviously it's a challenge. The OP did state his main use would be portraits, so gelled flashes for background colour seemed a relevant idea, even if it does not work in every situation.

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