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Old 01-24-2009, 08:54 PM
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how do i get this kind of lighting

I've been wondering what types of lights I should use for this type of lighting:

http://www.jamienelson.com/beauty01-s3.html

Is it just regular light bulbs with color to them or are they expensive types of neon lights?

Thanks for the help!!
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:30 PM
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Re: how do i get this kind of lighting

There are some that used daylight and most likely a reflector or two.

There are a few that look like a ring light was used.

The majority appear to be taken with regular studio flash units with umbrellas as a modifier.
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Old 01-25-2009, 12:52 AM
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Re: how do i get this kind of lighting

thanks

i was talking about the colored pictures...sorry i didn't specify, i thought the link automatically showed you the colored pictures.

under beauty go to the #1 then in the first column 3rd row there are some pictures that have blue and pink/red lighting. i was wondering what type of bulbs those might be.
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Old 01-25-2009, 01:34 AM
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Re: how do i get this kind of lighting

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The majority appear to be taken with regular studio flash units with umbrellas as a modifier.
I agree with mike. But the color is created in two ways. One part is the red, probably a red gel filter over a flash. The blue is I think created in lightroom (or PS, LAB color space, color balance) by shifting the White balance blue yellow over all the way to the blue and shifting it to green. Then you can mask only the parts you want to be affected with the blue.

It works here because she has white hair. The neon blue takes to white and lighter tones. See below for an example (PSD was made in CS4) I made it in 5 min and the picture is unedited besides the color.

You could probably create the red also by doing the same thing but opposite. Masking only what you want.

You can buy gel filters at any major seller of strobes.

Hope this helps,
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Re: how do i get this kind of lighting

OK sorry about that. Color changes are almost always done by either gelling the lights or in PS or a combination of the two. Bulbs only come in a very limited number of colors, the most common is either tungsten (kind of yellow) and day lite. Usually they are referred to by their K temp, somewheres around 3200 for the tungsten and 6000 for the day lite.

Gels are available in literally hundreds of colors. Large camera stores and theatrical equipment stores both carry them. They come in large sheets that one can cut down to put over their light so the color is projected into the scene.

Great fun to use and one can get very creative with them.
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Old 01-27-2009, 09:09 AM
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Re: how do i get this kind of lighting

oooh wow thanks so much! i appreciate the help

are these gels expensive?
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Re: how do i get this kind of lighting

Yes and no depending if you know what color you exactly want. They come in sets (expensive) and also in individuals (not so bad but may not have the colors you need).

Here are some from B&H

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Old 01-27-2009, 12:36 PM
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Re: how do i get this kind of lighting

Here is most likely more than you ever wanted to know about gel filters and also a list of where to buy them:

http://www.leefiltersusa.com/
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Old 01-29-2009, 05:53 PM
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