The other woman photo series is a project that I did with my lovely friend Karina, the title is inspired from the other woman by Lana Del Rey

portrait of beautiful woman with red and cyan color gel lighting
back of naked woman with red light


other woman has time to manicure her nails
The other woman is perfect where her rival fails
And she’s never seen with pin curls in her hair, anywhere.
The other woman enchants her clothes with French perfume
The other woman keeps fresh cut flowers in each room
There are never toys that’s scattered everywhere
And when her old man comes to call
He finds her waiting like a lonesome queen
‘Cause to be by her side
It’s such a change from old routine
But the other woman will always cry herself to sleep
The other woman will never have his love to keep
And as the years go by the other woman
Will spend her life alone

How I used Color Gels in this Series, color gel photography setup

for lighting the portrait I used 2 video light with color gel. I used 2 different colors, red and Cyan. Red one from Left side of model And Cyan one from Right side.

How Did I Attach Gels to The Lights

for attaching the Gels I used Clamps, Gaffer tape or normal tapes are not useful for this situation.

there is a important point for using color gels wit video lights. you need to keep safety distance from light because hits from the light could burn your filter.

What is Color Gel

A color gel or color filter, also known as lighting gel or simply gel, is a transparent colored material that is used in theater, event, production, photography, Videography, and cinematography to color light and for color correction. Modern gels are thin sheets of Polycarbonate, polyester, or other heat-resistant plastics, placed in front of a lighting fixture in the path of the beam.

Gels have a limited life, especially in saturated colors (lower light transmission) and shorter wavelength (blues). The color will fade or even melt, depending upon the energy absorption of the color, and the sheet will have to be replaced. The main drawbacks are an additional expense and a more limited selection. more..