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Using Color Gels

Boredom with my usual set up has led me to explore new lighting options. I do not have my own dedicated studio space at this time and am usually working with one or two lights and little diffusion options. I have a “bare bones” operation in my garage right now. It is by no means glamorous but I’m glad I have some space to practice photography.

In lieu of purchasing more lighting I recently snagged some lighting gels from LEE Filters and have been playing around with them a little. Though I only have two lights and little experience with gels I’m still pretty happy with the results. You can expect more color gel shoots in the future, and maybe next time I’ll be more subtle with the color. ūüėČ


The last three are my favorite, its interesting to see the exposure and color difference when a model is jumping all around.

Enjoy the low-res silly goodness!:


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To see more of my work visit my website http://www.michellefmitchell.com/#1 

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Milepost 5’s First Friday

On Friday November 5th, the¬†Milepost 5 studios building opened it’s doors for it’s first ever¬†First Friday event. Starting at 5pm people began to trickle in and roam the art lined hallways, through out the night the flow of people only got larger. I was in my apartment showing my work most of the time, but I did get out with my camera¬†and walk the hallways with some friends. I think we were all pretty surprised at the success of the buildings first art walk, I even sold a piece (Which I wasnt even planning on trying to sell!)¬†¬†

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We’re all super excited for future¬†First Fridays and are working on a way to make the¬†next art walk even better than the first. The community is¬†getting the word out and should hopefully be put on the map very soon!¬† I will be documenting every First Friday that I can participate in;¬†next¬†art walk post¬†will feature a lot more of the art¬†¬†so stay tuned for Decembers First Friday Post.

To learn more about Portlands First Friday Art Walk, I have some links to the typical F.F. venues:  www.firstfridayguide.com,  www.firstfridayart.com/

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