Speedlite Gels.

After watching a Joe McNally, the speedlite king, on www.Kelbytraining.com I decided to get some gels and have a go at using them. I picked up a Honl speedstrap, and the Sample Kit of Honl Gels from Michaels Camera in Melbourne. I decide to use the Coloured Gels, rather than Colour Correction, to get an effect I was looking for for the Overlander 4wd forum Photography comp of Red Green Blue.

Using the various coloured gels on the 580EXII off camera, fired via CTR301 Wireless Triggers and the tripod mounted 1D MKIII I managed to get the subtle colour effect on the engine of my FT500.

Overall, after layering the 3 shots, some dodgy photoshop masking, the shot was entered. I wasn’t entirely happy with the results. but it was a great first effort.

The 3 Pics:


Final shot:

The setup: