How to Use Flash Gels to Balance Light

Have you ever taken a photo with your flash indoors where the lights in the background look very orange, or blue? This is because flashes are set to a different white balance temperature than indoor lighting.  It’s the same reason that most streetlights appear yellow, and fluorescent lights that are usually featured in office buildings,…

Studying of white balance and color temperature

Information about white balance can be fed excessively technically and appear too difficult to understand in articles about photography and textbooks. We would like to present information on the white balance in an accessible form to help you master all the functionality of you digital camera not going deep into the technical terms and the…

10 Techniques for Amazing Portraits

As full-time photographers shooting 30+ weddings a year, we have to admit, sometimes it’s easy to fall into the same old formulas when it comes to portraits. Even with new poses, taking portraits can become very mundane if the same compositions and angles are used for every couple–we’ve definitely been through that creative rut where…

How To Use Lighting Gels

  How to use lighting gels: Apart from a softbox, the most useful accessories that I have for my small lighting kit are different-coloured lighting gels. However, mention lighting gels and many photographers will think of images seen in photography books from the 1970s and ’80s, where portraits were lit with blue- or red-coloured lights…