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picture is taken underneath...everyone in a circle looking down.

 
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Oct 09, 2011 10:47 |  #1

I have a wedding next Saturday and i have just received an email from the bride asked me a picture of the bridal party where the picture is taken underneath...everyone in a circle looking down.

how do i achieve this in a bright sunny day? what settings would i have to adjust on my camera? I never done this b4 so i don't want to mess it up.


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Oct 09, 2011 10:56 |  #2

It's a simple shot. Use on camera flash to fill in the shadows. Your 580ex will do the job.


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Oct 09, 2011 10:57 |  #3

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It's a simple shot. Use on camera flash to fill in the shadows. Your 580ex will do the job.

So i should just set it to Ettl?


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Oct 09, 2011 11:41 |  #4

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So i should just set it to Ettl?

Yes.


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Oct 09, 2011 14:42 |  #5

It is a simple shot and Jim is right; it's that easy to do. However, you may also need to turn on HSS if the sky is really bright.


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Oct 09, 2011 15:10 |  #6

And use either a really wide angle lens, or even a fish eye


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Oct 09, 2011 15:36 |  #7

This is just the basics of exposure. You can expose for the faces, or you can flash and show the sky. Use the wide angle diffuser and a wide angle lens.


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Oct 09, 2011 16:13 |  #8

Hopefully my 17-55 is wide enough. They are calling for rain so i don't think it'll be a bright day.


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Oct 09, 2011 16:23 |  #9

17 may or may not be wide enough depending on how many people are in the circle


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Oct 09, 2011 16:44 |  #10

Professionals should own lenses wider than 17mm, that's just a standard zoom. You'll probably manage with it though.


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Oct 09, 2011 18:38 |  #11

Use a diffuser on the 580, because your going to need a VERY wide light dispersment. I would think that the built in one should work.


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Oct 09, 2011 18:42 |  #12

asianstutter wrote in post #13225958 (external link)
Hopefully my 17-55 is wide enough. They are calling for rain so i don't think it'll be a bright day.

I don't think 17mm on a crop camera is going to be wide enough.


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Oct 09, 2011 19:10 |  #13
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Do you have some people you can practice with so you'll know how to do it at the wedding?


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Oct 09, 2011 19:59 |  #14

goldboughtrue wrote in post #13226600 (external link)
Do you have some people you can practice with so you'll know how to do it at the wedding?

Actually i can do that with my friends.


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Oct 09, 2011 20:07 as a reply to  @ goldboughtrue's post |  #15

on a crop camera, i usually end up doing this at 10mm tbh


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