At the Lomography Gallery Store Gramercy in NYC, we love the summer and the warm brightness of the sun! To play with this more, we thought it would be fun to use bright and colorful gels to give our photographs a lovely summer feeling.
What: Rainbow Color Gel Magic
When: Saturday, July 21st, 2012 @ 2pm
Where: Madison Square Park (via the Lomography Gallery Store Gramercy)
Camera: SuperSampler, Diana F+, Sprocket Rocket, Actionsampler
Technique: Using color gels to enhance your photographs!
It was a gorgeous warm day, not too hot as the weekend gave us a bit of relief from the heat in NYC, so it was perfect for shooting. Three local Lomographers joined us as we looked through slides of some fantastic examples shot by online Lomographers from around the world, using color gels and color filters. If you want to get inspired, check some of them out here. These surely inspired us!
We talked about all of the fun possibilities of color gels, from using them in front of multi-lens cameras, as seen here, to creating your own mask. We even discussed what effects color gels can have on black and white film! Though for this day, we all were eager to delve into some color. We also looked at examples with many different cameras and flashes. Color gels can go onto flashes, inside flashes, onto lenses, inside your camera as a mask, onto lights… the possibilities really are endless!
We spent some time creating our filters out of multiple color gels, and then headed out to the local Madison Square park to shoot. We each snagged a different camera that was inspiring us, as color gels can be used on anything! We all snapped away and before we knew it our rolls were done! We will definitely be inspired to do more with color gels, treating them as the little photography gems that they are!
To get more inspiration, check out these tipsters Lomography.com users have posted about color gels and filters!
Lomography Gallery Store Gramercy
106 East 23rd Street
New York, NY 10011
Monday- Saturday: 10:30am- 9:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – 6:00pm
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