It is July 4 in the US, so my American friends will all be taking pictures today. So here is a quick tip for you flash users out there!
If you want a slightly warmer look – the “late afternoon light” look – to your flash pictures, simply do this:
- Put a slight warming gel (e.g. a quarter CTO gel, or a half CTO gel) on your flash (i.e. slightly yellow). I use a Honl gel with a Honl speedstrap on my 580EX flash.
- Set your white balance to “flash”.
Result: your subject (close by, lit by flash) looks slightly warm.. instant late afternoon “golden hour” light even at noon.
That was a student at last week’s “Creative Urban Photography” course. In not very warm light!