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3rd of February 2005 (Thu), 10:32
I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice and wisdom about taking wedding pictures outdoor during the night, i talked to the bride and she said that there will be lights, but im not sure if they will be enough, does anyone have any idea of what kind of lens or flash that i need to use. I have a canon 70-200 2.8, but cheap flash. Are there any suggestions about what i need to do, thank you so much.
3rd of February 2005 (Thu), 17:39
Are you getting paid or free gratus? If your getting paid you might want to go ahead and invest in another lens and/or flash. Either way your 70-200 might be a little long for some shots so investing $70 in a 50mm f/1.8 might be a great move. Another possibility would be a Tamron 28-75 XR DI f/2.8 that is reasonably priced.Its tough to give much advice not knowing what type or how much lighting there will be except for use fast lenses and by all means take a tripod.
4th of February 2005 (Fri), 09:21
Thank you for your reply!! im getting paid for shooting this wedding! i just bought a 24-70L 2.8 lens do you think that would do the job? im certainly gonna use a tripod also!! im not sure about the lighting yet!
Thank you again,
4th of February 2005 (Fri), 17:12
Your 24-70 will do an exceptional job, along with your 70-200 f/2.8 you have an awsome lens combo.
6th of February 2005 (Sun), 22:59
Jeff, Can you check the facility out beforehand at about the same time of night as the planned outdoors wedding? Kind of a "Pre-Run" if you will, to prepare yourself for your nocturnal photographic needs, and take some practice shots while there to determine coverage.
How will you handle the outdoors group shots? I suspect you may be in need of portable studio lights for that kind of coverage, unless indeed the area is lit as well as they suggested. Good luck.
7th of February 2005 (Mon), 10:22
Though it will not be easy, stifle the urge to blind everyone who "dances" La Macarena.
The danger of trying to blind so many people at one event is that you may not be successful, and they'll be able to identify you later.
Surely this is when you use "novel (and dangerous) uses" for the tripod! :D
Great advise, again, Bloo
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