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Night time winter wedding - (First event with new Godox flashes)

 
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Dec 18, 2016 15:42 |  #1

I was a little nervous yesterday. Aside from shooting a solo, 4 hour wedding well after dark (and in the snow/rain/hail), I was shooting it with a new flash kit.

Everything came out, I love the build quality and lithium ion batteries in the new Godox flashes. My only serious gripe with the system so far is the CRAPPY focus assist beam on the X1. Even Yongnuo's flash-assist was way ahead.

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Dec 18, 2016 16:02 |  #2

Great shots!

For the reception/first dance, how do you layout your flashes? Do you direct them at the couple or bounce it into the ceiling, or use umbrellas/modifiers?




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Dec 18, 2016 19:14 as a reply to trailblazer's post |  #3

In this case I had a gridded kicker in each "end", and a bounced flash camera right. I didn't flag the bounce flash, so it's still pretty harsh.

I turned off whatever kicker was behind me, so only two of the three flashes at any one time.


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Dec 23, 2016 16:22 |  #4

I'm a natural light shooter. I also happened to just shoot a winter wedding. It's challenging because the wedding started at 5pm including the portrait session. So I basically shot without daylight for the entire wedding. Instead of using flash I utilized the indoor lighting at the venue and in this outdoor picture the sparklers! Flash is great but I just like ambient light a lot.

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Dec 23, 2016 16:32 |  #5

Great shots Simon, your OCF work is brilliant even in such challenging situations! I really like the atmosphere you managed to capture.

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I'm a natural light shooter. I also happened to just shoot a winter wedding. It's challenging because the wedding started at 5pm including the portrait session. So I basically shot without daylight for the entire wedding. Instead of using flash I utilized the indoor lighting at the venue and in this outdoor picture the sparklers! Flash is great but I just like ambient light a lot.

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Dec 27, 2016 16:53 |  #6

evolyllaphotography wrote in post #18221889 (external link)
I'm a natural light shooter. I also happened to just shoot a winter wedding. It's challenging because the wedding started at 5pm including the portrait session. So I basically shot without daylight for the entire wedding. Instead of using flash I utilized the indoor lighting at the venue and in this outdoor picture the sparklers! Flash is great but I just like ambient light a lot.
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The light in the center of the first one .. IMO it's terrible.. I would have moved the couple. Nice sparkler exit.


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Jan 04, 2017 10:23 |  #7

I know they're out in the snow and probably freezing their asses off but I'd be tempted to warm up the white balance a lot on #5. compared to the others shown here it looks very cool.


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Jan 21, 2017 18:11 |  #8

Like them. I've only used focus assist beam once and steered clear ever since.

I may get the same flashes you have. Got Canon's now which are find and the Godox 360's. I don't need the Godox speedlites particularly bad but want to have a couple extra on hand.


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Feb 04, 2017 08:58 |  #9

Once again amazing job! Appreciate you sharing your set up and technique.


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Feb 05, 2017 18:21 |  #10

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Feb 24, 2017 04:09 |  #11

Good work man! I'm just thinking if you needed to use the flash in the image #7? Seems like you had enough of natural light anyway...


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Feb 24, 2017 08:59 as a reply to domas's post |  #12

In #7, there's actually a second flash along the wall on the right hand side which is giving the appearance of ambient light.


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Feb 24, 2017 14:21 |  #13

Nice work! Do you have an assistant, or are you running around rearranging flashes all yourself?

My only suggestions:
In #1, and to a lesser extent #4, I'd like to see the verticals straightened. LRCC has a fantastic "Upright" tool that makes short work of perfect verticals. It might not work well in #1 - rather, if it straightens the vertical door jamb, it might distort the bride. Still worth a try.

In #3, the difference between the neutral flashes and the warm ambient is a bit stark. Some 1/4CTO or 1/2CTO gels on the flashes would let you balance the flashes a little better with the dim ambient in the very foreground - set WB for the bride, and the snow/ambient would cool off just a little.


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Feb 24, 2017 14:59 |  #14

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Feb 25, 2017 05:58 |  #15

Nice work under difficult outdoor conditions. It really is winter there.


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