Do you gel your strobes/flashes even indoors?

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OP sirhawkeye64 Veteran Member • Posts: 6,577
Re: Do you gel your strobes/flashes even indoors?

Colin Creevey wrote:

Well if you are shooting studio you normally are not mixing ambient with your flash so no gel needed (unless it is for artistic effect). That being said, say you are doing a shoot where there is ambient then you would want to balance them. Probably a lot easier gelling your strobe than all ambient sources.
Alternatively, use something like an LED source with adjustable temp

OK I guess maybe that was a bad way of wording it.

What I really meant was geling to sort of match the skin color, so not to be racist or anything, but photographing a person perhaps with darker skin (either someone who is tan or African American for example, would you tend to use a yellow/orange gel so the flash doesn't appear so much like a flash shot (white light)?

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