The drab dark days of December can get to you – except if you take charge. That is why we put up trees, and icicles – and that is also why you can use gels.
Like these Honl Photo gels, which I use on my speedlights all the time:
Red and green are the seasonal colours that can make a boring scene into an appropriately brightly coloured one.
Especially with the remote flash technique I metioned a couple of days ago:
So your assignment: today, go take a few pictures with a gelled flash – or preferably with two gelled flashes.
Are these Canon 580 flashes or your 430ex II Flashes. If they are your 430’s how do you attach your transmitters?
430s, and I use a cable from Flashzebra.com – discussed on this blog before, so search by entering the word “flashzebra” in the search field.
OK.. dumb question but what exactly is a “Gelled Flash” and how to do you make it all work? I’m presuming a RF connection from your camera to some device it sits or is plugged into?
A flash covered at the front with a gel, a piece of coloured plastic (used to be gelatine, hence “gel”). This changes the colour of the light.
As for off-camera flash: you can fire remote flashes using TTL light control (the camera flash “drives” other flashes), or a cable, or pocketwizards or similar radio transmitters.