How To: Gel your flash to blend it with ambient light

Gel your flash to blend it with ambient light

In this tutorial, we learn how to gel your flash to blend it with ambient light. First, you will need to be indoors with lights on and grab your camera. Make sure you have a separate flash on the camera, then take an amber colored film strip and place it over the flash. Next have your subject sit down and start taking pictures. Use different shades of amber and when you see the pictures it will have the background light more dim than the subject in the picture. When finished, you will have a great picture with a dimmed light and beautiful ambient light!

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