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Hi there, I got my hands on an Alexa LF a few weeks back and did some gel tests at home with what I had available. This wasn't the most technically accurate way of testing but I had the camera and some bits lying around and thought I may swell try some stuff at home. I key'd my partner with a 650W tungsten head, with Deep Red & some yellow gel (not sure official name as these were off cuts I got from one of the first shoots I worked on and have no label) and put a couple layers of steel blue as a back light to test it out. I set the camera WB to 3200K and tested at exposing for middle grey, a stop over and a stop under to compare. I think the slightly over exposed version and then graded down came out the best, but I still find the skin tone to be a little flat or overly smooth? Is this to do with the wavelength of red light being reflected by the skin ? Any practical and technical advice would be appreciated! Also have to mention my partner was having an awful time WFH for her job and to make matters worse I was playing around lighting her with different gels with two tungsten heads on... So that's why she looks less than impressed in the photo haha Thanks!