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05-26-2011, 06:59 AM   #31
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Here is the lighting diagram of the motorbike image - it's always useful to make a diagram of the lighting you used - you never know when you will need to use a similar set up and it will give you an idea of the results you will get from it. - and a flimsy pretext to make my 2,000th post!

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05-26-2011, 07:02 AM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by Digitalis Quote
I use the honlphoto Gel system - because I use Canon, Pentax and Nikon flash gear, having gels that can be interchangeably used on all three systems is very useful for me. The filters are attached by a Velcro 'speed strap' that is rubberised on the other side to give the strap a good grip on the flash - no adhesives are used. The gels are about 4"X4" square and are attached to the flash Via the speed strap - the gels are big enough to be used on a Nikon SB 900 or AF540FGZ.

Honl also make snoots,gobos and reflectors that can be attached to the speed strap - which makes it a very versatile system to work with.

I use the really strong colours for backgrounds, just put a gel on the flash and fire it at a neutral coloured wall and you can create some nice effects, as you can see there are a wide variety of colours - colouring the background is very useful to create some 'pop' to portraits.
+1 on the Honi System I use their Gels as well, primarily the CTO to compensate for Tungsten.

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