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Apr 07, 2013 20:34 |  #46

opps sorry had them in a locked gallery, these should work

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Apr 07, 2013 20:39 |  #47

The shadows are a bit harsh. Look like you are directly pointing them and not bouncing.
AB's are just to cumbersome to drag around.


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Apr 07, 2013 20:48 |  #48

I have the flash pointed straight up with a bounce card and 2 Ab800's i couldnt bounce of the ceiling so i had them pointed straight at the dance floor like a lot of people have been saying to do.




  
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Apr 07, 2013 21:00 |  #49

It looks easy enough to bounce off that tent ceiling, it looks white ish. If you're shooting direct either height or diffusion through an umbrella helps a lot, or both. Umbrellas are pretty ugly at a wedding though. Bouncing of walls can work. I bounce off dark wood sometimes, if I have enough power available. At an outdoor reception recently I bounced my flash off some guys white shirt, probably blinded the poor guy but it worked.

The hard line of light along the grooms head isn't ideal.


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Apr 07, 2013 21:15 |  #50

The venue was actually outside under a tent. So my strobes were on the low end of the tent.




  
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Apr 07, 2013 21:19 |  #51

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I've yet to be in a room that was completely flat with absolutely nothing to either set the Justin Clamps on or clamp them to. I often use DJ speakers or DJ Lights.

I shoot most of my reception stuff between 640-1250 depending on the ambient. I can't see any reason to hit 8000 when I can light it.

Here you go Thomas. This is the venue I mentioned. I shot this a couple years ago. There isn't a single place in the entire room to clamp a light. Unfortunately, since I shot these pics, they have since painted the walls a light brown but I still bounce my light off the walls.

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Apr 07, 2013 21:20 |  #52

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The venue was actually outside under a tent. So my strobes were on the low end of the tent.

Do you have a pull back shot?


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Apr 07, 2013 22:22 |  #53

Jim, I bet there is something on those windows I could get a speedlight on. You also have some sort of tree-like thing in the corner. Kinda hard to make out, but I also see a metal thing next to it. :D

Unlimited, those Shadows are harsh. I try bounce for key and use OCF for rim. Just a preference. You just have to be very careful about your angles and power.


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Apr 08, 2013 06:43 |  #54

I don't have a pull back shot. I think I had the strobes to powerful And my on camera flash should of had more power.




  
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Apr 08, 2013 06:58 |  #55

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #15802052 (external link)
Jim, I bet there is something on those windows I could get a speedlight on. You also have some sort of tree-like thing in the corner. Kinda hard to make out, but I also see a metal thing next to it. :D

Unlimited, those Shadows are harsh. I try bounce for key and use OCF for rim. Just a preference. You just have to be very careful about your angles and power.

There is nothing to clamp to on the windows as they are flush. Also the "tree" is pretty flimsy, the metal thing is an arbor behind the cake. Besides, that location would not be desirable for bouncing as its too low. Believe me, light stands are the only way to go in this venue.


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Apr 08, 2013 07:53 |  #56

jcolman wrote in post #15802782 (external link)
There is nothing to clamp to on the windows as they are flush. Also the "tree" is pretty flimsy, the metal thing is an arbor behind the cake. Besides, that location would not be desirable for bouncing as its too low. Believe me, light stands are the only way to go in this venue.

No DJ or band?


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Apr 08, 2013 11:46 |  #57

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No DJ or band?

The DJ is in a far corner, behind me, that is recessed. Not the optimal spot for a light.


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Apr 08, 2013 12:20 |  #58

Question to those who use Justin Clamp, do you bring along a tall ladder to everyone wedding? or you just stand on chair/table to set it up to get to the same high as light stand?

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Apr 08, 2013 23:59 |  #59

Tigerkn wrote in post #15803823 (external link)
Question to those who use JC, do you bring along a tall latter to everyone wedding? or you just stand on chair/table to set it up to get to the same high as light stand?

I think you need to proof read that post.

JC - Jesus Christ?
latter - ladder?

I take a ladder to wedding, but only for the group photos. I've never needed to be the same height as the top of my light stands.


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Apr 09, 2013 08:11 |  #60

tim wrote in post #15806408 (external link)
I think you need to proof read that post.

JC - Jesus Christ?
latter - ladder?

I take a ladder to wedding, but only for the group photos. I've never needed to be the same height as the top of my light stands.

He is asking for people that use JUSTIN CLAMPS. Pretty obvious from context in the thread.

A ladder is a great thing to have to get room overviews and details. Many venues have them handy as well.


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