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Colour Gels - The Lovegrove Studio Collection

Bring your studio pictures to life with the Lovegrove studio collection

Here at the Lovegrove studio, Damien Lovegrove and his team have put together a collection of gels from literally hundreds of candidates. Each one has been chosen because of the mood or character it evokes in a digital image. The way a gel photographs is often very different to it’s visual appearance. All the assessing was done using digital files straight from camera. The gels were photographed illuminating a grey background whilst a model posed in the foreground to give a true skin tone reference.

The gels were simply clipped to a flash head with a 60 degree reflector and the power of the flash head was adjusted to reveal a range of luminance values with each colour. “I’m amazed at just how much control there is with each gel” says Damien. “With the background light switched off the background was completely black and with the light on half power without a gel it was pure white. This gave me full control of the light density and is key to being effective with gels”.

With such vibrant colours to hand, it is vital to be in tune with subtle shade and hue changes. A small hue shift can have an enormous effect on the mood a picture evokes and putting together a great collection of gels has been like creating a paint collection for houses.

The Studio Collection contains:

• 37 sheets of gel 12” x 12” (30cm x 30cm) in size.
• Comprising of 22 vibrant hues and 15 pastel shades.

It’s easy to see colours that work when you are looking at real photographs rather than gel swatches. The Lovegrove team has done the hard work so you can enjoy creating beautifully lit masterpieces to transform your clients homes.

Sets of 4 croc clips to keep your gels in place are also available.

Please note:
If you intend to use these gels with a continuous light please attach them to the barn doors, NOT directly over the lamp/lens. If you intend on using these gels with a studio flash please turn off the modelling lamp as the gels may warp if overheated.


Damien's Technique:
Recreate the images taken in the grid above using Damien's step-by-step technique.
Download our PDF here.

Colour Reference Guide: Download, print out and make your own notes with our handy colour reference guide. Download it here.

You may also be interested in… Colour Correction Gels
These new gel sets have been chosen specifically for tungsten and daylight balanced HMI lighting. Ideal if you already own a Lowel i/id-light, Arri Junior Fresnel, Lupo spotlight or Hedler HMI light. Learn more here.


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Studio Colour Gels expected 1st April. Please feel free to pre-order your gels now and they will be despatched as soon as possible.

Colour Gels - The Lovegrove Studio Collection
Colour Gels - The Lovegrove Studio Collection
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Croc Clips (pack of 4)
Croc Clips (pack of 4)
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