COLOUR YOUR LIGHTING
Liven up portraits with the help of flashguns and coloured gels
1 PICK YOUR KIT Choose and attach two complementary coloured gels to two flashguns. Attach one flashgun to the hot shoe of your camera, and the second one on a stand off-camera.
2 CHOOSE SETTINGS Set your DSLR to manual mode. Start with an aperture of around f8 and a 1/200sec shutter speed. Tweak the ISO to suit the available light.
3 SET MAIN LIGHT The flashgun attached to the hot shoe will be the key light aimed towards the model. Start with 1/8 power and a 50mm zoom, then fire off a test shot.
4 SET SECOND LIGHT Set the off-camera flash to 1/16 power. Position the stand slightly behind and to the side of your model. Fire off a few test shots and check the results.
in this shot, a light-blue gel illuminated the model from
the front, and a pink gel was positioned behind the
subject as a rim light