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#1 Storker


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

In my topside photography, I strongly prefer available light or balanced flash over flash only, and I'm thinking of using colored filters - maybe combined with a complementary filter on the strobe - to dampen the green and blue channels and get enough signal in the red channel to have anything to salvage during post-processing. So, I'm seriously considering buying some Rosco gel filters, either the Rosco Color Correction Kit with warming, cooling, magenta and green or the Rosco Calcolor Kit with good, old-fashioned CC filters in the primary and secondary colors.

I've located a couple rather old articles here on Wetpixel about color filters (http://wetpixel.com/...ht-photography/ from 2003 and http://wetpixel.com/...er-photography/ from 2007), but I'd really like to know about the current status on using color gels and if there are any other resources I should read up on.

#2 glee719


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 01:43 AM

This is a topic I am interested in seeing some practical applications too.  I would love to be diving in crystal waters all the time too, but it's not happening where I am at.  My thought is to put an FL-D filter on the lens, and then gel the strobe or video light with some shade of green.  Does anyone know what shade of green I need?  (Or tell me I am completely wrong and why.)