A few weeks ago I had the privilege to sit down and discuss the thought process and mindset behind three of my more well known gelled lighting images. Ailsa McWhinnie, the editor for LEEXPOSURE Magazine asks about how I got the shot including some of the problems I faced and we also get into some of the technical aspects that had to be overcome to achieve each image.
Jake selects three images which demonstrate his bold use of colour and signature style. He discusses his use of LEE coloured gels to bring his images to life, revealing that often the art is in lighting the background rather than the model, then controlling how the light bounces onto his subjects. There is also great advice for the amateur and how to pose family and friends as well as how to visualise compositions as a series of planes.
Jake's work is used widely for beauty shoots, hairstyling campaigns and magazine editorials. He also produces training videos which explore the technical details of his lighting techniques.
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For more details on how to use gels both in the studio and on location, check out my Colour Gels Portrait Tutorial