Using Gels to Change Background Color

September 13


It seems like I get asked at least once a week by newer photographers just starting out “if you could only purchase one background, what would you get?”.

I usually recommend a gray muslin background for the simple fact that it is very easy to get numerous looks out of this one background. By adding gels to the background light, it is very easy to change the background color to match the customer’s outfit. I have created this Quick Tips video to show you how easy it is to get hundreds of background of a simple gray muslin.

Let me know if you find this tip helpful… or any ideas you would like to see for future Quick Tips tutorials.

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