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3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 07:15
When shooting the Bride looking in the mirror at the house what is the Best way to get a good image? Bounce off the ceiling. walls or shoot into the mirror on an angle or???
3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 07:29
I try to use natural light when possible, but if not possible and ceiling is white, I will bounce it off the ceiling or a wall that is neutral colored. I've even bounced it into my own reflector, with great results.
3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 09:15
Agree with digitalphotocandy.
Natural if possible but if not, ceiling or wall will work fine.
3rd of April 2010 (Sat), 10:20
if your going to bounce it of the ceiling, use a wide zoom on your flash head, 24mm etc........ but usually i'll use natural light.
4th of April 2010 (Sun), 04:21
bounce the flash into the wall the bride is facing.
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 06:52
+ 1 on bouncing off the wall the bride is facing. If possible, try to avoid bouncing off the ceiling as this may cause your bride to have the "raccoon eyes". Bouncing off the wall will help in creating some loop lighting effect.
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 09:28
Natural light for me all the time.. never really used flash but these tips are great.. will have to try it out ;)
Red Tie Photography
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 10:16
I like bouncing it off the wall if i get a chance too, i love the feeling of directional light.
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 11:43
I'm going with my usual answer; depends. If it's a vanity mirror or has any sort of lighting around it, I would use that as my directional light source. If not and I'm posing the bride, I will have her turn a little towards one of the side walls and bounce off that. If I'm working journalistically, I'll widen the zoom on the flash and aim for where the wall and ceiling come together in front of the bride and try to get a bit onto her face and a bit drifting down from the ceiling.
6th of April 2010 (Tue), 12:23
natural light or video light
7th of April 2010 (Wed), 23:26
I like bouncing it off the wall over one shoulder (usually the one opposite any windows) and I flag my flash so no light is thrown forward onto the back of the bride's head; all the light looks like natural light, except there's more detail.
9th of April 2010 (Fri), 07:33
I like the natural light and try to use available lightning whenever I can.
This is a test picture I made with my GF as I haven't shot a real wedding yet (but got 4 booked)
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