Instructions for using the MPS Sticky Fill Flash Correction Filters:

 

  • Determine what type of available light illumination (ambient light) lights the scene you are about to photograph - i.e., warm white fluorescent, cool white fluorescent, screw-in type tungsten bulb, sodium vapor lamps, metal halide lamps, hazy overcast sky, open shade, etc.

 

  • Choose the MPS Sticky Filter that most closely matches the ambient source.

 

  • Peel the Sticky Filter off of its re-usable storage backing and place it over the reflector of your electronic flash unit.  No need to press hard!  Be careful not to cover up any flash exposure sensor devices with the filter!

 

  • Set your camera to "P", "S", "A", "Tv", "Av", "M" or whatever you are most comfortable with.  JUST GET IT OFF OF THE FULL AUTO "DUMMY´┐Ż"MODE!     (We have seen some cameras do well with the full auto "Dummy" mode, but not many.)

 

  • Set a new custom white balance for the scene you are about to photograph using your flash with the Sticky Filter in place.  RAW format shooters have a special advantage in that they don't need to pre-set the white balance, as this function will be done in post-processing.   You may also choose the corresponding white balance icon that matches the filter you have chosen rather than custom or pre-set white balance. 

 

  • (A word of caution!)  Most older point-&-shoot type digital cameras require a custom white balance be set in order to use Sticky Filters effectively when shooting in .jpg mode.  On the other hand, most SLR type digital cameras will allow you to set your white balance to one of the factory pre-set white balance settings.  Test your camera for proper setting prior to important shooting assignments.

 

  • About the blue colored Hazy / Open Shade filter - You will be MUCH better off to pre-set a custom WB when using this filter due to the ever-changing atmospheric conditions from day to day and month to month.  In other words, don't use the pre-set cloudy or open shade icon settings in the camera.