Lindsay Adler Photography

Gel Photography tutorial

35+Lighting Setups + 3 hours of video tutorials

In this brand new training series you will learn to infuse vibrant colors into your work through the use of gels.

As a photographer, color is one of the most powerful visual tools available to create scroll-stoping imagery and communicate emotion to your viewer. Through a combination of 3 hours of video training and a lighting recipe guide you will be able to create a wide range of creative setups from dramatic, saturated looks to more subtle pastel effects.

Furthermore, many of the looks are achieved with 2 or 3 strobes and common modifiers so you can use the gear you already have to create eye-catching results in the studio or on location!
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Learn the essentials of color theory and how to utilize gels for powerful results.

This class will teach you how to select colors that work harmoniously together for outstanding results and how to select modifiers and light placement to create more saturated effects.

You will learn how how to control the placement and vibrance of gels in your images, whether you want a more subtle or ‘in-your-face’ look. 

Use color with purpose and control!

Lindsay Adler - The Magic of Gels


With 3 hours of content we’ll cover everything from basics to advanced gels, when to use gels for a particular situation and much more.

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The Essentials

Essential camera and studio lighting settings, aperture, shutter speed, iso settings

Color corrective vs creative, attaching and working with gels, exposure & metering + gels in shadows

Changing your background’s color / creating even light

Using a supplemental fill light with gels to add a kiss of color 

Rim light placements & difference between modifiers 

Modifier considerations, quality of light, defining shadows and more

Special Effects with Gels

Learn how to use a gel in between the subject and the light to place a wash of color onto your subject.

Learn how flags can be used to create interesting hard light effects and shadows

Learn how changing color temperature and tint can give you vast variation to the color you have captured.

Playing with Color and Color Theory

Understand what colors work best for your images, the role they play and being deliberate in your choices

Learn how to use different color schemes such as monochromatic, analogous and split complementary

Learn how warm or cool colors can completely change the outcome of your image

Gels on Location

Explore using gels on location to light entire scenes and create a whole other dimension to your images

Learn to combine natural light on location with your artificial gelled lights

Learn how adding colors together interact with one another and understanding scientifically to reasons behind it.

Learn advanced techniques

Ebook pdf

Gels Recipe guide

Included with your purchase is a 155 page ebook with 36 lighting setups that feature gels. The recipe guide is the perfect companion to the course and showcases sample setups that you can test and experiment with.

Print the guide out, view it on your computer or put it on your tablet to consult before a shoot! 

Also included are more advanced setups so that once you’ve mastered the essentials you have room to grow and experiment.

Each recipe contains the necessary info to replicate it:

  • Step by step instructions
  • Diagram of lighting scene
  • Behind the scenes image of each setup
  • Camera gear used
  • Camera / lighting settings
  • Tips to achieve a better image
  • Gear guide
  • Color Theory explanations
  • Setups divided by how many lights are required


Below is a sample from the Recipe Guide


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  • 3 Hour Video Training
  • 36+ Lighting Setup Gel's Recipe Guide
Skill Level

To maximize this class a general understanding of artificial lighting is recommended


The Magic of Gels is delivered 100% electronically and accessible online only through our Learn Platform. Videos are streaming and the Gel’s Recipe Guide is available as a PDF download. You will receive a link via email moments after you make your purchase which will contain your login information. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam folder or Promotions tab in Gmail before contacting us.

The content is available indefinitely! You will always be able to access it

We do not offer refunds for digital products. If you are truly unhappy with your purchase please contact us and we can figure something out. 

Due to the nature of this content being digital, we must protect ourselves and our intellectual property from those who wish pursue unethical means to consume our content, therefore we reserve the right to deny a refund request at our discretion. Simply asking for a refund without cause will not be honored. 

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