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Most used mode at a wedding?

 
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Apr 25, 2011 16:19 |  #31

tim wrote in post #12290425 (external link)
Av is handy for quickly changing situations, but M makes your post processing easier if the lighting's constant. I get my M settings by taking a shot in Av, transferring the settings to M, then tweaking with the histogram.

Thanks TIm! I will have to try that


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Apr 27, 2011 07:29 |  #32

keyframe14 wrote in post #12252730 (external link)
green box;)

Classic!:mrgreen:


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Apr 27, 2011 10:12 as a reply to  @ 3CMP's post |  #33

M all day. OCF at low light receptions.


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Apr 27, 2011 13:59 |  #34

tim wrote in post #12250965 (external link)
See the similar threads bottom of the page.

I'd say 80% M 20% Av.

Same here...


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Apr 28, 2011 13:54 |  #35

Greenbox of course... why bother with the calculations when it can be done automatically? :)


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Apr 28, 2011 14:28 as a reply to  @ ZGMF-X20A's post |  #36

nobody else uses the custom modes?
Yes i know you set them based off of one of the "other" modes M, Av, etc..
so maybe some of you guys do, but just say M or Aperature Priority here because that is what you are customizing them off of.

but man, once i learnt how to set the C modes, events got so much easier for me.
roller derby especially, but i find them really helpful at weddings sometimes too.
saves a few extra steps each time i switch between M and Av alone (changing iso, turning off flash, etc..)

honestly i'm always suprised how little this is talked about in the wedding forum!
maybe no one wants the secret out :)


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Apr 28, 2011 16:11 |  #37

Manual

Usually On camera flash with a little off camera. I just went to my cousin's wedding and was talking to the photographers there. One thing he did which I am considering testing out is for the reception he had two studio strobes each one with a 30 degree honeycomb grid on it. He set these up on some high stands angled down onto the dance floor (The speeches and the toasts were done standing on the dance floor as well). This was an indian wedding so there music and dance session the night before the wedding as well and he had the same setup there as well. I might try that next event I shoot with a dance floor.




  
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Apr 29, 2011 00:50 |  #38

bigarchi wrote in post #12311084 (external link)
nobody else uses the custom modes?
Yes i know you set them based off of one of the "other" modes M, Av, etc..
so maybe some of you guys do, but just say M or Aperature Priority here because that is what you are customizing them off of.

but man, once i learnt how to set the C modes, events got so much easier for me.
roller derby especially, but i find them really helpful at weddings sometimes too.
saves a few extra steps each time i switch between M and Av alone (changing iso, turning off flash, etc..)

honestly i'm always suprised how little this is talked about in the wedding forum!
maybe no one wants the secret out :)

i often think i am giving up some advantage by not using custom settings but i don't even know how i would start to categorize let-a-lone prioritize them. can you tell us how you decide on what custom settings you save and why?


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Apr 29, 2011 01:54 |  #39

"A" for Awesome
"P" for Professional

That's correct right?




  
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Apr 29, 2011 02:08 |  #40

keyframe14 wrote in post #12252730 (external link)
green box;)

I wouldn't be surprised how many do.


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Apr 29, 2011 04:07 |  #41

M most of the time ... every now and then AV


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Apr 29, 2011 10:38 |  #42

DingAnSich wrote in post #12314550 (external link)
i often think i am giving up some advantage by not using custom settings but i don't even know how i would start to categorize let-a-lone prioritize them. can you tell us how you decide on what custom settings you save and why?

yeah, it doesn't always give me an advantage but sometimes it saves steps switching between common settings.

as an example, say I have a standard zoom lens on a body at a reception.
maybe my standard walk around settings with it are 1/60 f4 iso 1600 with flash enabled, maybe even ai servo if i'm shooting entrances or something.
i might have that starting point saved as C1

then for C2 maybe i'll have 1/30 2.8 iso3200 no flash, standard focus, but burst dialed in for when i want to go ambient only for something here and there.
instead of litterally changing 5 or 6 settings, then those same setting back,
i change just the mode dial, and maybe turn on/off IS.

now if the C2 settings are Av instead of manual, you are only saving a couple steps becuase the last aperature and iso settings are saved seperate in Av anyway.

and sometimes i acutally use a second camera for ambient only, while another is set up for flash photography, etc. so custom functions don't matter as much then.

but there is a lot you can associate with the custom modes, and it takes about 4 seconds to set them.
I do use them more for derby then weddings though, tbh.
because i can set one for panning, one for stopping action and one for crowd shots, etc..


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Jun 24, 2011 14:01 |  #43

C1, C2, and C3.

I rarely have more than 3 different conditions going on...and if I do, then I use C4 (some refer to it as Manual mode ;-)a )




  
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Jun 25, 2011 16:30 |  #44

Handheld Metered - Manual for bridal prep, ceremony, formals, speeches and first dance
Av for all outdoor candids....:):)


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Jun 25, 2011 20:08 |  #45

keyframe14 wrote in post #12252730 (external link)
green box;)

with built in flash lol

I shot Mostly M, usually AV for the ceremony if its outdoors..


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