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what mode do you guys typically shoot in? full, AV, TV, M?

 
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Oct 28, 2010 10:42 |  #1

Auto? AV? tV? or full manual?

just tryingto get an idea of what you guys consider to be more important when shooting fast paced in a wedding.

i would think maybe AV would be best?

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Oct 28, 2010 11:02 |  #2

Green square or "P" for professional. Sometime "A" for Awesome.




  
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Oct 28, 2010 11:34 |  #3

This has been asked many time and you should do a search.

For me, I grew up with a camera that only came with M. I like the control of Manual, but the nature of wedding photography today really lends itself to one of the auto-exposure modes. I along with most use AV much of the time. TV only when I need to control shutter speed or that it's so dark I need to worry about the camera slipping down to a too-slow shutter speed without realizing it.

At the end of the day, the decision as to which mode to use for wedding photography is exactly the same as any other photography. M if you have the time or need the control or are shooting flash, AV much of the time so that you can control DOF, and TV when shutter speed is key.


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Oct 28, 2010 11:36 |  #4

A priority at f2.8...live there.


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Oct 28, 2010 11:36 |  #5

Or "Tv" for Timeless Value

But I like "M" for Master :)


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Oct 28, 2010 11:39 |  #6

tnd wrote in post #11181352 (external link)
Auto? AV? tV? or full manual?

just tryingto get an idea of what you guys consider to be more important when shooting fast paced in a wedding.

i would think maybe AV would be best?

comments?

Most of my wedding lightint comes in "consisten blocks." That is, inside the church is fairly consistent, outside bright light, outside shade, indoor reception, etc. The automated modes would just slow me down and diminish consistency. For this reason I use full Manual most of the time. Like Robert, most of the gear I grew up with was pretty much " M ' and that's how I learned exposure.

Av could really get you into trouble if you were in dim surroundings and you weren't aware the camera was selecting a slow shutter speed that would render blurred action. Tnd - are you planning on going into wedding work? Btw, welcome to POTN.


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Oct 28, 2010 11:47 as a reply to  @ sapearl's post |  #7

i apologize if this was asked before.

im an aspiring wedding photographer and trying to learn as much as i can about it and all the other advice you guys provide on this forum regarding wedding and event photography.

thank you




  
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Oct 28, 2010 13:13 as a reply to  @ tnd's post |  #8

Most of my wedding lighting comes in "consistent blocks." That is, inside the church is fairly consistent, outside bright light, outside shade, indoor reception, etc. The automated modes would just slow me down and diminish consistency. For this reason I use full Manual most of the time. Like Robert, most of the gear I grew up with was pretty much " M ' and that's how I learned exposure.

Av could really get you into trouble if you were in dim surroundings and you weren't aware the camera was selecting a slow shutter speed that would render blurred action. Tnd - are you planning on going into wedding work? Btw, welcome to POTN

I agree. I only shoot in M mode as it provides consistent exposures and allows me to get exactly what I want. I realize cameras are pretty good these days, but I want to make the decision on what is captured and not my camera.

Av is a good place to start with if you are currently using the green box. The better your understanding is on the basics of creating an exposure - aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, the more you can fully utilize these additional modes.


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Oct 28, 2010 15:15 |  #9

I shoot in full Manual mode, as well. Very rarely do I use the semi-auto options anymore.


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Oct 28, 2010 15:57 |  #10

I don't know how to use Av, Tv, P modes. I'm scared to death to even try.

That's not to say I'm a perfect "M" shooter though. :) I just feel comfortable using this mode and my fingers/thumb just know what to do. (Hard to explain).




  
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Oct 28, 2010 16:12 |  #11

full manual since day 1. If you're getting paid to shoot a wedding, you shouldn't be in auto


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Oct 28, 2010 16:13 |  #12

and the only time I'm out of full manual is when I'm doing car rolling shots and then I use TV.


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Oct 28, 2010 17:30 |  #13

For me it's only AV and M for weddings. But most of the time it's M because I'm using a flash or have a couple of strobes around that makes the lighting consistent.


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Oct 28, 2010 17:53 |  #14

Av most of the time, except when lighting is weird and I'll go into manual mode. Changing conditions means constantly dialling settings is a time waster. Manual once the flash goes on.


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Oct 28, 2010 18:29 |  #15
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To me, IMHO, no matter what any one else tells you, if you shoot in anything but Manual then you allow your camera to make the decision on what your picture looks like....You and your camera are parners, its job is to collect the data you tell it to. You do this in manual.

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