The great thing about going to a professional photography school is that you have almost infinite possibilities to try whatever you feel like. Without the cost of having to buy everything one by one, try it and find out wether you like it or not. One day we were experimenting with some colored transparencies in front of one of the flashes. In this case a deep pink one.
It gave the black background a purple haze. It is one of those things i would normally not try (read buy at first sight) but with this model it came out as a perfect match. The background color really highlights the beautiful lips of the model. Besides it is just that tiny bit of color adding an extra spark to the natural colors of the subject.
What would you like to try if you got the chance?