Using Gels to Change the Scene
On this quick Adorama video, pro photographer Joe McNally talks using lighting with color gels to create a unique atmosphere in a photo.
Gels when used in the right way can dramatically contribute to the look of an image creating a more interesting, vivid atmosphere. You can combine gels with regular lights and as you can see in McNally’s example they can be used to create different illusions (for instance – mimicking the light from a cinema projector).
Earlier this year photographer Mike Brehaut did a short Gel related tutorial which shows a few other examples of what you can do creatively when using colored gels