Strobes and Candles and Gels

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by fotogenik, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. fotogenik

    fotogenik TPF Noob!

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    Anyone know what gel I would need to convert a studio strobe that has a daylight balanced flashtube to give off a light closer to candlelight?
     
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    KevinR TPF Noob!

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    Are you talking about focusing a very tight light like candle light or replicate the color? Because you can get Snoots. Something like this:
    http://www.alienbees.com/lmsnt.html
     
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    You'd probably be better off using a tobacco filter I would have said?

    Rob
     
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    Buy the cheap gel material people use for wrapping xmas presents and tape over your lights. Simple, but that's all I have used for the last 40 years.
     
  5. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    If that is your only light source (or only temp) you could just use the flash without a gel and change your WB setting.
     
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    Present wrapping material???

    BRILLIANT!!
     
  7. fotogenik

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    I tried shooting in nothing but candlelight but found I needed a little umph so I added a strobe on a very low setting but the light from the strobe is A LOT bluer than the candle light. I want to balance the color of the strobe to the color of the candles.

    Cheers,
     

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