The Formula: Lighting with Gels

Ab Sesay

In this in-depth lighting tutorial, see how photographer Ab Sesay uses a Sekonic L-478DR to dial in a simple, but dramatic three light setup you can easily do against any white wall.

A Quick Breakdown

Step 1

Know what your lights are metering without the gels.

Step 2

Gel your lights, and re-meter them to compensate for the exposure change.

Step 3

Metering to get the maximum saturation from your gels.

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