Experimenting with a gel filter from a lighting kit...

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  1. meg27

    meg27 TPF Noob!

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    Ok first try at uploading images... hope it works!!
    I have a question regarding these two photos:

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    I was doing a photo shoot for some friends who are in a band called Exit to Eden (they're amazing!!). It was my first go and at this kind of thing, so i was very nervous... but it went great and the results were really good. In particular a couple of photos i took through the daylight blue gel filter i had put on the lights i was using.
    I would love to know how to achieve this effect again without the gel filter, its so beautiful and moody! The blue grey in the background was actually a white screen!! I've been reading up on lens filters, but i couldn't really find anything that would have such a dramatic effect! Any ideas?
     
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    sorry this is a bump, would love some comments!
     
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    JonK I want MORE!!

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    Hmmmmmm....think I'd like to see some emotion in her face...a little too blank. she's very attractive but ...there's no feeling in these. No offense to you or her. :)

    as for the technical bit...I find the first one better exposed overall and I like the compositon better as well; that said I do find tha compo a little static; the BW is blown bad in the highlights (mebbe yer goin for that?) and I find the BG distracting....eeeks I'm not usually so harsh! Hope you can take it.

    as for the filters...I've never really used them so I don't feel qualified to comment in that regard. I spose you could go to town with PS and get any kind of filter colour effect your heart desires.

    For a first attempt all in all I think you did well...just need to experiment a bit more with your composition and models poses.
    Man... I did ramble...hope its cool. :D
     
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    Thanks, i can take it!!
    I suppose I have been thinking about the effect achieved more than the model and comp! They knew what they wanted, just some shots to send to a record lable, they wanted to look moody and classy!! I took some great ones on a windy beach of them, but they didn't use them!!!

    I'm really just want to find out about this blue effect so i can use it again, i'm not sure i could create it in photoshop? Well, it would too deliberate if i did, i like accidents!!! It seems to have brought out some interesting colour tones!

    Thanks for the advice, and perhaps next time i will put something i'm more proud of up, just to show off!!
     
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    I can't see any pictures and in IE i get red Xs
     

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