Color Gels on a Speed Light

I seriously loved using these special effects. While I was on my excursion one of my teachers had a really awesome smoke machine and gels that you can put on a speed light. Needless to say, they were so fun to work with. I love the effect that it had on these pictures. I also had a lot of fun working with this couple. They are seriously so photogenic and while I like posing people, they did an awesome job of doing it themselves. I think that the blue gel on the speed light and fog machine looked so cool on Zoe and I love the way that it reflected off of her hair.

So like I said earlier, I used a speed light with a blue gel on it and a fog machine to get these effects. I really liked pairing the two together simply because of the effect it made on the pictures. I had my camera settings at about ISO 400, f 5.3, and a shutter speed of 1/23. We were in a dark room that’s why I had the ISO up so high. This was definitely a fun set of photos to take.

If you’re looking into using color gels for your own pictures, check out this article!