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Lighting with Gels

via CreativeLive


Color has a way of making the ordinary extraordinary. In this course, Clay Patrick McBride will explore the power of gels. He’ll show how to light and create dynamic images by balancing and accentuating color.


  • Class Introduction
  • Color Theory
  • Shoot: Introducing Gels
  • Shoot: Adding Warmth with Gels
  • Shoot: Dual Colored Shadow
  • Shoot: Gelling Background Color
  • Combining Light Sources Overview
  • Shoot: Light Shaping Tools
  • Shoot: Red Gel on Red Background
  • Shoot: Grid Spot, Defining Color
  • Gradient Color Overview
  • Shoot: Creating Gradient Color
  • Shoot: Split Gels, Warm and Cool Color
  • Long Exposure Overview
  • Test Shoot: Long Exposure with Gels
  • Shoot: Long Exposure with Gels
  • Critique

Taught by

Clay Patrick McBride

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