Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Weddings & Other Family Events Talk 
Thread started 09 Nov 2011 (Wednesday) 23:57
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

OCF for reception with NO Natural Light!!

 
madmanyou
Member
Avatar
135 posts
Joined Mar 2010
     
Nov 09, 2011 23:57 |  #1

Hi All,

I was just wonder if any one as experienced shooting a reception hall with no natural light? This place is pretty dim even with all the lights available on and I am certain the lights will be dim for a better mood.

Only shots I am generally concern with is shooting the head table.

My first thought is to place two speedlites on each end of the Stage area and bounce them off the wall/ceiling.

The couple as only requested photos up until the meal starting.

  • So I will be doing head table photos
  • Individual table shots
  • Cake
  • Details


So there is no need for the dancing, first dance, Bouquet toss, etc.

Details,Cake, and individual tables I think I can cover with a single speedlite.

Can someone toss me some wisdom, examples and/or experience and difficulties with this situation.

Thanks

Floor/Lighting Plan

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i52.photobucket​.com …you/CCI11102011​_00000.jpg (external link)



Stage

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i52.photobucket​.com …0/madman4you/IM​G_1507.jpg (external link)


PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i52.photobucket​.com …0/madman4you/IM​G_1509.jpg (external link)


PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i52.photobucket​.com …0/madman4you/IM​G_1510.jpg (external link)


Entrance to Room from the main Hall

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i52.photobucket​.com …0/madman4you/IM​G_1515.jpg (external link)


Hallway to main lobby

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i52.photobucket​.com …0/madman4you/IM​G_1516.jpg (external link)

5D mkii /Gripped 40D / Canon 17-40 f/4L /Canon 50mm f/1.4 / Canon 70-200 f/4L / and a bunch of speedlites

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
c2thew
Goldmember
Avatar
3,929 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Aug 2008
Location: Not enough minerals.
     
Nov 10, 2011 00:09 |  #2

"So there is no need for the dancing, first dance, Bouquet toss, etc."

that's primarily the effect when OCF is used most often. The rest of your shots can be done with bounced flash especially since the ceilings are low.

For shooting the head table, i would put a speedlite behind the table pointed at the ceiling and then have a speedlite on a stand on camera right shooting towards the head table for fill.


Flickr (external link) |Gear|The-Digital-Picture (external link)|The $6 mic | MAGIC LANTERN (external link) | Welding Filter
Go Support Magic Lantern 2.3!!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
lonelyjew
Goldmember
Avatar
1,411 posts
Likes: 6
Joined Mar 2008
     
Nov 10, 2011 00:47 |  #3

Why is this in the news section?


Canon 40D
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS, ∑ 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro, ∑ 105mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro
580ex II
An off brand tank of a tripod w/ Manfrotto 486RC2 Head

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
madmanyou
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
135 posts
Joined Mar 2010
     
Nov 10, 2011 00:49 |  #4

c2thew: Thanks for the info. I will def. try that set up. I totally agree about low ceilings and bounced flash being the main focus.

Sorry about the wrong location. Can someone please move this to the correct section????


5D mkii /Gripped 40D / Canon 17-40 f/4L /Canon 50mm f/1.4 / Canon 70-200 f/4L / and a bunch of speedlites

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kenwood33
Goldmember
2,607 posts
Likes: 25
Joined Jul 2005
     
Nov 12, 2011 10:23 |  #5

Bounce flash and a light to lit up the wood texture behind the head table.


Gearlist

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Gel
Goldmember
Avatar
1,145 posts
Likes: 45
Joined Sep 2009
Location: Brighton , East Sussex
     
Nov 12, 2011 10:38 |  #6

3 flashes, manually set, bounced off the ceiling, gelled for the light.

One on your camera also for the table shots.

High ISO, F4 for the close ups.

Easy.


Chris Giles Photography

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
madmanyou
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
135 posts
Joined Mar 2010
     
Nov 12, 2011 20:12 |  #7

Done and Done!


5D mkii /Gripped 40D / Canon 17-40 f/4L /Canon 50mm f/1.4 / Canon 70-200 f/4L / and a bunch of speedlites

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
nicksan
Man I Like to Fart
Avatar
24,729 posts
Likes: 47
Joined Oct 2006
Location: NYC
     
Nov 12, 2011 22:18 |  #8

I tend to agree that a hot-shoe mounted flash will suffice for that schedule. The ceiling looks pretty low and white, so plenty of bounce opportunity. Keep it simple. Get your shots, and get outta there! :)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tim
Light Bringer
Avatar
50,987 posts
Likes: 361
Joined Nov 2004
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
     
Nov 13, 2011 20:43 as a reply to  @ Gel's post |  #9

I use OCF for an entire reception. For only head table, cake, and details, i'd only use on camera though.


Professional wedding photographer, solution architect and general technical guy with multiple Amazon Web Services certifications.
Read all my FAQs (wedding, printing, lighting, books, etc)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
madmanyou
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
Avatar
135 posts
Joined Mar 2010
     
Nov 16, 2011 23:35 |  #10

Thanks guys. Had the wedding this past weekend. It was a crazy scene, they ended up not even doing a head table shot, the entire wedding party stayed at the front entrance and greeted people for over an hour and half. Super odd. Anyways I made due with OCF and just bounced everything.


5D mkii /Gripped 40D / Canon 17-40 f/4L /Canon 50mm f/1.4 / Canon 70-200 f/4L / and a bunch of speedlites

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
c2thew
Goldmember
Avatar
3,929 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Aug 2008
Location: Not enough minerals.
     
Nov 17, 2011 01:38 |  #11

post a few pictures to wrap up the thread!


Flickr (external link) |Gear|The-Digital-Picture (external link)|The $6 mic | MAGIC LANTERN (external link) | Welding Filter
Go Support Magic Lantern 2.3!!

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,777 views & 0 likes for this thread
OCF for reception with NO Natural Light!!
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Weddings & Other Family Events Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is zaza1
853 guests, 202 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.