How To Color Balance Your Flash With Gels [photography]

Posted: June 11, 2010 in Photography
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Quick, what’s the difference between the light from your flash, the sun, those crazy, twisted light bulbs and the not so crazy twisted light bulbs? Easy answer: degrees Kelvin, or the color the lights give off.  Not all light is equal and those who have done any amount of photography know how radically different light sources can be.  Even the sun light coming to the Earth’s atmosphere changes temperature as measured in degrees Kelvin as the Earth rotates.  This became glaringly apparent when color film came on the scene.  Special films were made to match the color range of certain lights.  Then came digital and its ability to magically switch between light color temperatures on the fly. [read]


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