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Feb 25, 2015 22:20 |  #1

I'm shooting a wedding next weekend and I'm thinking of using my flash radio triggers to trigger the flash on my spare body with it positioned on the balcony at the back of the church. Every click I take up front will be mirrored from the rear.

Does anyone else do this? Any tips on how to make the best use of it? I will also be triggering flashes at the same time.

I will have my 70-200 on my 6D and probably the 24-105 or a borrowed 24-70 on the T1i spare body taking wider angle shots from the back and providing another perspective on "the kiss".

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Mar 01, 2015 23:29 |  #2

I don't think I would set it to take a picture every time you do. I'd just use a remote to trigger it at certain key moments.


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Mar 02, 2015 00:15 |  #3

Why not? Worst case is you throw away a bunch of useless shots. Best case is you get some interesting perspective that the B&G will love. I see no downside.


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Mar 04, 2015 19:53 |  #4

I use this remote, either in the balcony or hidden behind the altar, if I can get it there. Set it however you want, but it's gotta be a quiet shutter...
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Mar 09, 2015 04:08 |  #5

Using another remote shutter makes sense only if you are short on storage space or battery. Otherwise your idea of clicking both cams at the same time is the way to go. At best you get a secondary view for every moment and at worst you have to delete a lot more images at one go.


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Mar 31, 2015 02:57 as a reply to  @ josh5k's post |  #6

All one remote...and I concur :)


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Apr 12, 2015 13:54 |  #7

I like this idea. This isn't the time of film, go wild with exposures!


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Apr 12, 2015 15:01 |  #8

His using 5 cameras but you can probally use some ideas from here : http://www.pocketwizar​d.com …s/plus_iii_remo​te_camera/ (external link)




  
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Apr 13, 2015 04:37 |  #9

bumpintheroad wrote in post #17456219 (external link)
Why not? Worst case is you throw away a bunch of useless shots. Best case is you get some interesting perspective that the B&G will love. I see no downside.

There is no reason to take 400 shots of the same viewpoint, (which will most likely be a wide shot) to use 10.....Just click a few shots at different scenarios


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Apr 13, 2015 10:31 |  #10

hbomb69 wrote in post #17515154 (external link)
There is no reason to take 400 shots of the same viewpoint, (which will most likely be a wide shot) to use 10.....Just click a few shots at different scenarios


The reason is so that once it's set up, you don't have to think about it any more.

For instance, when shooting the first dance, you want to concentrate on getting the best shots with your primary camera - not try to think about when to shoot with the primary and when to shoot with the remote secondary. The second camera just gets everything without any additional effort during the actual event, then you pick the best 10 later and toss the rest.


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Apr 13, 2015 10:39 |  #11

I think this is a great idea! I like the idea of having another angle for shots. It would also be good to get shots of the crowd while you're shooting the B&G. I'd definitely give it a shot if I did weddings often. Maybe next time!


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Apr 13, 2015 12:38 |  #12

nathancarter wrote in post #17515414 (external link)
The reason is so that once it's set up, you don't have to think about it any more.

For instance, when shooting the first dance, you want to concentrate on getting the best shots with your primary camera - not try to think about when to shoot with the primary and when to shoot with the remote secondary. The second camera just gets everything without any additional effort during the actual event, then you pick the best 10 later and toss the rest.


Different Strokes I suppose...:)


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Apr 13, 2015 13:31 |  #13

I used to do exactly this for performance photography like Ballet etc.
I had the 135mm f/2L for shots of the dancers, while a camera at the the back of the theatre was getting the whole stage, with scenery, lighting, and all the big numbers with a dozen dancers etc.

I use pocket wizards so I could trigger via the body I was shooting with, or just press the "test" button to use only the remote wide angle body. I's easily turned off with the camera in your hand if required, if I felt I was taking too many while going for the close ups with the main camera.
But with performances, lighting and scenes and performers are always changing, so you aren't getting "hundreds of the same shot" anyway.

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Apr 13, 2015 13:51 |  #14

I've been meaning to set this up, but haven't tracked down a Cort to go from a YN 603II to my old XSi that has a different plug than my 6D.

One thing I wonder about is if it is possible to sync strobes this way? My assumption is that the second camera would be too slow and miss all or some of the flash.


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Apr 13, 2015 14:43 |  #15

You should be able to. It's what pocket wizards were made for. Now there are a host of other options at much lower prices.


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