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Sep 06, 2016 09:17 |  #1

I've shot a few barn weddings; IMO they're a nightmare to light. There's limited bounce surface, and constantly and dramatically changing ambient light. This weekend I set up a few speed lights (with CTO) and had to change up my strategy as the light changed. Started the reception with gridded flashes pointed directly at the subject because of the strong back-light. Later was able to bounce a couple flashes off the ceiling decorations, and then for the dancing move a couple flashes as kickers for the dance floor. Was able to keep a pretty consistent look throughout the evening, let me know if you have any suggestions!
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Sep 06, 2016 09:54 |  #2

amazing work, as always


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Sep 06, 2016 12:14 |  #3

Wow, i love these!
There is a similar barn venue in my location. They do have a lot better lighting then the barn that you shot in, but seeing this will help me in my future shoots.


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Sep 06, 2016 13:34 |  #4

Great job! The thing I love about using off camera flash is the depth it gives to the images.


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Sep 06, 2016 13:46 |  #5

Really good stuff.


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Sep 06, 2016 15:05 |  #6

Its always hard to get the right dof when taking pics in lowlight with just a flash so well done as they all look good.

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Sep 06, 2016 15:39 |  #7

Superb effort, really impressed.


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Sep 06, 2016 18:21 |  #8

Just did one, very similar to lighting issues you had. You did a fantastic job! Nice work!


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Sep 19, 2016 10:29 |  #9

dude these are awesome! great work! how many speelights did you end up using?


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Sep 22, 2016 08:48 |  #10

VERY nice! looked pretty tricky!




  
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Sep 22, 2016 09:24 |  #11

mdripper wrote in post #18132983 (external link)
how many speelights did you end up using?

Three (so that I can go 2 kickers and a fill light). Thanks!


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Sep 22, 2016 11:33 |  #12

Really well done!




  
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Sep 22, 2016 14:42 as a reply to  @ rebelsimon's post |  #13

Hey, do you have an assistant that moves around the flash on light stands for you, or do you move them yourself?

If using assistants, in the heat of the wedding, how do communicate with them with all the noise and people in between?
If doing it yourself, aren't you afraid of missing stuff by taking the time to do this?




  
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Sep 23, 2016 05:32 as a reply to  @ trailblazer's post |  #14

I have an assistant for some weddings, I didn't for this one. Once I'm at the reception I do alright on my own, but I really like having someone around to hold onto a light stand for portraits.

I don't move the lights around too much (except in this case where the ambient light was changing so much with the sun setting).

You miss a ton of moments, it's the nature of the beast. It's not because you're busy moving lights, but because you've got limited angles and directions to shoot.


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Sep 23, 2016 12:31 |  #15

Killer work!




  
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