Add color to your palette with Gels

With a number of different uses, gels are a great aid to your creativity. Color correction allows you to blend your flash in a natural way with the ambient light, for example warm colored interior lights. Or you can create a whole array of color based special effects with gels. Whatever type of gel you choose; it’ s a great addition that will quickly and easily inject color and creativity into a shoot.

We offer a Gel Kit for our A1 on-camera flash including four color correction gels and a gel holder. For our off-camera flashes there is an OCF Color Gel Starter Kit including a gel holder and a selection of the most popular gels. There is also two gel packs, with 10 gels each, dedicated for color correction and color effects respectively. As the names signals, these gels are for our off-camera flashes only.

  • Balance flash light
    Gel Kit
  • Balance flash light
    OCF Color Correction Gels
  • Create cool effects
    OCF Color Effect Gels
  • Gel Kit
    Balance flash light

    A convenient pocket-sized protective hard case containing clearly labeled quarter, half and full CTO gels, plus a half green gel that helps to color correct for interior light-bulbs. They are clicked on to the A1’s smart magnetic mount in an instant, and are stackable too so they can be used with other A1 Light Shaping Tools.

    Recommended for: Color correction
    Popular applications: On-location portrait, Wedding
    Variants: Full CTO, Half CTO, Quarter CTO, Half Plus Green

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  • OCF Color Correction Gel Pack
    Balance flash light

    Add color to your palette with the OCF Gels. The OCF Color Correction Gel Pack includes 20 color gels in orange, blue and green for balancing flash light with sunlight, moonlight and fluorescent light respectively.

    Recommended for: Color correction
    Popular applications: On-location portrait, Wedding
    Variants: Full CTO, Half CTO, Quarter CTO, Eighth CTO, Half CTB, Quarter CTB, Eighth CTB, Plus Green, Half Plus Green, Quarter Plus Green

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  • OCF Color Effects Gel Pack
    Create cool effects

    Add color to your palette with the OCF Gels. The OCF Color Effects Gel Pack includes 20 gels in Rose Pink, Gold Amber, Light Lavender, Just Blue, Deep Straw, Chrome Orange, Scarlet, Peacock Blue, Magenta and Yellow.

    Recommended for: Color effect on background, Accent light
    Popular applications: On-location portrait
    Variants: Rose Pink, Gold Amber, Light Lavender, Just Blue, Deep Straw, Chrome Orange, Scarlet, Peacock Blue, Magenta, Yellow

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Guide

Help me choose

Our short guide below can help you find the right gels for your need.

Guide

When to use CTO gels?

Use a CTO gel (color temperature orange) for balancing flash with the color temperature of tungsten lighting or sunset, that way the color temperature of your flash matches the ambient light resulting in a natural blend. This helps when you want a wedding couple you placed in the sunset, for example, to have a balanced warm feeling in their skin tones as opposed to a pale look you might be risking without using a gel.

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When to use CTB gels?

Use a CTB gel (color temperature blue) to increase the color temperature of your flash and to make it look cooler. During overcast weather, for example, the color temperature from your flash could read as a little too warm. In that instance adding a CTB gel would allow the flash and the ambient light to be better balanced.

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When to use a green gel?

Use a green gel for balancing flash light with fluorescent light. Shooting in fluorescent light environments can be tricky; add to that any ambient window light coming in and your image risks a strong magenta influence. This is where a green gel comes into its own – placed onto your light the green gel brings balance to your image again.

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When to use color effect gels?

Add creative color effect gels to boost your creativity and to shape light in color. They help you make the most of any lighting situation where you want to use color as an extra creative element to the image. Create golden hour light, simulate a cool club light or create interesting highlights on the face of your subject.

Go behind the scenes How to create natural light with flash
Go behind the scenes

How to create natural light with flash

Adam Angelides shows how to work with the B1 and OCF Gels to create a natural looking light with flash

The OCF Gels save me time so I can be more creative and take better images

Fredrico Martins, Photographer, on the OCF Gels