we're gonna start here with color it, and we're gonna color it using all kinds of things. Now, some flashes. Not all flashes, speed lights come with these little gel things. These little color film, anything these. Do you guys have any of those in your camera bag? You probably lost them. All right. First thing you do is you lose them. One of the things I really like with newer flashes both Canon and Nikon is they're moving from those little gels that you can lose to something that's now a plastic thing that looks like this. Okay, is this little guy right here? That camera and what it does is it sticks right on the front of the lens just like that and what it does on. And you might have a gel little flimsy thing that goes on the front of your camera on, and usually they come inside of a holder. And if you look on the little flimsy gel kind of thing, there is probably a little little tabby thing that goes on that little gel. And on the bottom of your flash, there's actually a sensor. And...
so when you put that little holder that little clear thing that probably looks like this when you put that little gel inside of that when you snap that on your flash. What it's doing is it's telling the flash that the color temperature of the flash is changing. So let me explain that back here we have a lamp. This lamp is a 32 100 kelvin 3200 kelvin lamps, so it's normally an incandescent lightness, really orange are flash is balanced for daylight. And so when we take a picture with her flash and we have a subject like a Sarah, we take a picture, she's gonna look whiter and our background is gonna look orange so the subject will look proper color. The background is gonna local, orangey and nasty. And so what we need to do is we need to take our flash and tell it hand want your color to match the same color that's coming from this lamp. We know this is orange. It's very amber, so you can take one of these guys, stick it on the flash, and now what happens? And this is why I think use a stick candidate Canon Nikon, Nikon, etcetera. The flash knows that this is on there because there's a little sensor on the bottom. So as soon as you put that on there, it knows that it is now a 32 100 Kelvin flash. It will tell the camera that when it's an auto white balance and now when you take a picture, this color is gonna be the same as this color and everything will look the same. When you start mixing and matching, you need to make sure that the flash and the ambient light match So these little things were great. Now we have some other things like this green greens really popular. And this is for some fluorescent lights. They don't have any green in them, so you can add this. And so it makes the color balance out if you're shooting in a heavily fluorescent thing. So since most of you have lost your color filters, they're gone, right? You can get other ones and one of the ones I really like this this right here. This is made by rogue, and we're gonna actually we're giving these away. We're giving. I don't know how many, but we're giving some of these way tomorrow right, I think tomorrow or Sunday we're giving some of these away inside here. This is sort of Ah, really nice system. There are color fill, third corrections. So in other words, if you are shooting in an environment where it's got a lot of tungsten lights, you need to add some amber onto the front of this so I can just pull this out here and you could look, there's blue that makes it better in the sunlight. There's this amber so I can pull that out and it tells me right on there. It says this will change 6500 Kelvin to 3200 Kelvin. It tells me on there, and it also tells me, and it also has little symbol little light bulb lovers of your shooting with incandescent lights. Stick this on your flash. So in the future, when people find these, they'll go. Oh, that's the symbol for Stick this in your flash for shooting incandescent lights. And then there's a little rubber band thinking in here, and then what you can do on any flash, regardless of brand. You just stick this on the front of your flash like this, and then you stick the rubber band on their like this drunk. Do that and now you have a gel in the front. Your flash. It works just great. And there are. I don't know how many jails in here. Lots. Blues, greens, reds, yellows, color correction filters, diffusion filters, all kinds of stuff in here. It's really, really cool. Um, can you just take that out? You put it back in the band off. Stick this in your camera bag. That works great so you can use the stuff that comes with your camera. You could get one of these road kits if you need, but that's what those do. They say. We need to get our flash color to match whatever the ambient light color is on. As we start shooting tomorrow on the next day, we'll really see at times where there's this big difference between the subject really white in the background, all orangey nasty, so you can fix that by just adding that on there. The cool thing is, if you use the one that comes with your your flash specifically with Nikon, there's a little sensor underneath here. When you stick that on there, it tells the flash, which tells the camera Hello, 3200 Kelvin. And so then the cameras. White balance is set so everything is balanced and looks good, and you don't have to dial it in using a great card. One of the things, though, that does happen with this flash, the cannon flash and the Nikon flash and many other flashes as well. Um, color, temperature and a flash convey vary depending on the amount of energy in the flash itself. So what happens is that the flash has a thing inside called a capacitor in its stores of energy. When you tell the flash to fire, it throws that energy out and then it recharges and it's ready to go again. If you listen to your flash when it's at full power, you can hear it do this little noise. It goes, hmm e sticking to your ear in here. Some flashes don't do that. The best ones don't. A lot of them do. Most of them do that. What's happening is the flashes going. I'm already charged up, ready to flyer, um, losing energy, but in charge of room, Uh, depending on where you fire your flash. If it's at the low point of that, or at the high point of that, the flash output changes slightly and the color temperature changes slightly. And so that's why flashed to flash to flash flash. You can have exposures and color that very which you don't get. If you're using nice studio strobes solution to that, add an external battery back, they really matter that keeps your energy topped off.