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Using LOW ISO for night time event shooting

 
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Apr 26, 2011 07:42 |  #16

Nice read, thanks for sharing.


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Apr 27, 2011 07:17 |  #17

I feel like I just had a light bulb switched on! Thanks so much for the post. I love this forum!


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Apr 27, 2011 14:17 |  #18

picturecrazy wrote in post #12038977 (external link)
always happy to help out whenever I can. I'm glad some people might get something useful out of this post.

How did I ever miss this post??? Lloyd, you rock, as always!! Thank you!


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Apr 27, 2011 18:02 |  #19

Hi,

This is a very interesting post.

I was just wondering though if you would ever have anyone complain about you putting lights up at the reception or would this not normally be a problem?


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Apr 28, 2011 05:32 |  #20

cheeseslice wrote in post #12305386 (external link)
I was just wondering though if you would ever have anyone complain about you putting lights up at the reception or would this not normally be a problem?

I've never had a complaint, and i've lit over 100 weddings like this. I'd like to use the AlienBees, as they're powerful and recharge quickly, but most of the time I use speedlites as they're small and discrete.


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Apr 29, 2011 09:46 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #21

scorpio_e wrote in post #12272836 (external link)
The one behind the seat of the bride. Is that flash point up or bouncing off the green fabric?

I have a speedlite on the ground, firing upwards into the green fabric. It added a lot of life to the photos. It even benefited the mehndi closeup shots too:

Available light: (ISO3200)

IMAGE: http://www.nightanddayphoto.ca/misc/forumpics/POTN/mehndi/27202405_8687.jpg

With flash: (ISO400)
IMAGE: http://www.nightanddayphoto.ca/misc/forumpics/POTN/mehndi/27202325_8685.jpg

The higher colour temp also brings out details so much better.

You can also play with light ratios to make some pretty interesting light even for candid shooting. I use elinchrom lights as the skyports allow me to change the power of my strobes from the camera:
IMAGE: http://www.nightanddayphoto.ca/misc/forumpics/POTN/mehndi/203349_8018.jpg
This lets me adjust the lighting for almost any subject in the entire banquet hall. Even candid shots can have good lighting.

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Hi,

This is a very interesting post.

I was just wondering though if you would ever have anyone complain about you putting lights up at the reception or would this not normally be a problem?

Nobody has complained yet. There's always a first for everything. But you gotta be smart about it. Don't put them near a high traffic area for servers or guests. Don't put them anywhere it would be annoying or in the way. As a result, I rarely get to put them exactly where I'd like, but that's just the life of an event shooter.


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Apr 29, 2011 10:19 |  #22

Thanks you for the tips.


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Jan 03, 2012 10:19 |  #23

thanks for the great post! love the example shots as well..


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Jan 04, 2012 20:27 |  #24

Did you have all your lights on one channel or separate channels?


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Jan 05, 2012 14:24 |  #25

I put them on separate channels, so I can adjust the power independently as I move around the room. It's very convenient!


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Jan 05, 2012 16:20 |  #26

What do you use to trigger them, looks good.


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Jan 05, 2012 20:11 |  #27

pocketwizard non TT for speedlites, and skyports for my studio lights


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Mar 06, 2012 17:34 |  #28

Great post!


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Mar 06, 2012 18:51 as a reply to  @ picturecrazy's post |  #29

great post lloyd
i have a question
do you always bounce the lights of the walls or do you aim directly at the dance floor/ people at times




  
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Mar 06, 2012 19:19 |  #30

patrick clarke wrote in post #14038324 (external link)
great post lloyd
i have a question
do you always bounce the lights of the walls or do you aim directly at the dance floor/ people at times

I can't answer for Lloyd, but that is a choice based on style and what's available. Bouncing from walls gives you broad, soft light source, shooting direct gives you harsher shadows. I tend to only shoot direct when bouncing isn't an option, or as a backlight for a first dance.

I post about my reception lighting here. It's similar to how Lloyd does it, I think.


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