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lighting Chocolate Light

sfoster

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When would you use something light this

I tried looking it up on shotdeck.com

It gave me hansel and grettle with chocolate on their faces....
and brown light gives me a bunch of cabinets and stuff lol.

I think brown is the weirdest damn color.
I guess its somewhere between red and mustard. I struggle to find it on the color wheel often.


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Some back story on that Chocolate 99. It was a favorite gel used by Playboy Magazine back in the 1980s and 1990s. It was used to gel accent lights for the set, and mixed in with some snooted fill lights, it made every model's skin have a rich 'golden' tone. It was also used when they used to make Playboy Videos so it was used on constant light as well. Also Chocolate 99 gels have been used on Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I love the Chocolate 99. I use it whenever I can (when appropriate)
 

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sfoster

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Some back story on that Chocolate 99. It was a favorite gel used by Playboy Magazine back in the 1980s and 1990s. It was used to gel accent lights for the set, and mixed in with some snooted fill lights, it made every model's skin have a rich 'golden' tone. It was also used when they used to make Playboy Videos so it was used on constant light as well. Also Chocolate 99 gels have been used on Walt Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride. I love the Chocolate 99. I use it whenever I can (when appropriate)
awesome post, thanks! I bought six of them.
 

sfoster

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Ive been decorating my ass off.. and then spent today on lighting.
Check it out bois and goils.

Daylight balanced light:

And the same room after I chalk alotted it with those 99 gels.

My first attempt was waaaaaayyy too orange and it looked like someone forgot to daylight balance the camera.
Had to dial it back a bit but the end result is magnificent. Such a great, creamy light for a cozy holiday home.
 
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