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Wedding with a G12...any tips?

 
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Aug 14, 2012 08:21 |  #1

Tried the 430EX on the G12 and holy moly, it's huge lol. Don't have the funds for a 270 yet. Was just thinking that I should shoot it like an P&S. As much as I would like to be creative, I just want to have a higher number of good shots. No, it's not a professional shoot lol. It's just for my cousin and having good times.:lol: Mainly concerned with what ISO in a church so I guess it's more a basic photography question than anything.


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Aug 14, 2012 10:26 |  #2

Find out if the church allows flash - most do not. If it doesn't, give up using the G12 to get any decent shots of the ceremony. At higher ISOs it will be very noisy to the point of being useless. I have a G12 and it's a nice point and shoot but it doesn't do that well in low light. Also, see about some triggers to get the flash off the camera. Grab an umbrella and a stand. It will be light years better. Just because it's for your cousin doesn't mean the photos can't be as good as possible. Good luck!


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Aug 14, 2012 10:56 |  #3

use the camera for candids. It will pretty much fall flat for anything else unless the venue is outdoors. Other than that, just enjoy the wedding.


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Aug 14, 2012 15:47 |  #4

Why not use your 350D?

I would check if the church allows flash. If so, have at it! Not too much, though. ;)


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Aug 14, 2012 16:57 |  #5

^^^might go that route after all.


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Aug 14, 2012 17:11 |  #6

Smaller camera may work out better if you're able to get close and get that emotion instead of people rushing to pose or stick on a fake smile, less big camera intimidation, if it's noticed at all before the flash pops off. If you can use your flash, set the ISO, flash power and shutter accordingly for how much background you want to include or black out. If you can't use the flash I'd crank the ISO (as much as you personally can tolerate) and go black and white with everything to help the noise you get look better, and still make sure you do indeed get the shot of those moments.

Here's an interesting seminar from someone that prefers to use smaller cameras for weddings, so if you use the G12, perhaps it'll provide some inspiration.
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Aug 14, 2012 18:01 |  #7

Wedding photos are for life. Don't do it! Lol :D

Just rent a 5D


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Aug 14, 2012 18:04 |  #8

I dunno if I agree completely with some of those guys' tips from that seminar video...


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Aug 14, 2012 21:17 |  #9

Simplistic wrote in post #14858948 (external link)
I dunno if I agree completely with some of those guys' tips from that seminar video...

Same here, but one style, one method and as far as using a smaller camera, I thought it may inspire and as he's been sought out by those who've seen his work, it clearly is effective for him. It was even more a shift for me as when the camera comes out around family and friends as I tend to grab and make the most use of the 70-200 for candids, and I tend to leave it wide open and have the blurred backgrounds. So for me, next time I'll be grabbing one of my wide zooms stopping it down and seeing what I can do to make everything else around my subject tell a story. I'm pretty sure every photographer out there is willing to offer me advice that I won't agree with, but almost every photographer out there that's willing to talk about their work has something to offer than I can learn from and try, experiment with, do and to otherwise improve my own minds eye or technical ability to make what is in my minds eye show on screen or in a print. I love those B&H seminars though, some are way better than others, but I'm yet to sit through one in my spare time that I haven't gotten something helpful out of.


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Aug 14, 2012 21:52 |  #10

Are there going to be other photographers there ? or just you ?


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Aug 14, 2012 21:57 |  #11

if it is anything like the comparabale Nikon P7000 in terms of focus speed ........... don't bother, even if using the flash.

almost fast enough to catch the moment therefore not fast enough to catch it in focus lol


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Aug 15, 2012 01:10 |  #12

@Motor On Yeah! It's the same with me and the audio industry. I'm a film sound designer/mixer by trade and I have the same exact viewpoint as you when going to seminars or chatting with colleagues. I guess I should treat photog similar and look for the good things and discard the things I don't want to use. ;) /foot in mouth


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Aug 22, 2012 18:39 |  #13

the shutter lag would be your big drama when photographing a wedding where the split seconds counts for getting or not getting the photo.

I love my G12 but not for wedding photography unfortunately


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Aug 22, 2012 21:27 as a reply to  @ ~Q~'s post |  #14

I shot a wedding for friends a couple of years ago with my G11, not a pro shoot, just to help them capture more photos of the event in our church. Lighting was pretty low, and I had to use ISO 3200 most of the time. It was pretty grainy, and I still had to use fairly slow shutter speeds (like 1/25 sec), especially for zoomed shots (about 130 mm equiv with f/4.5). You would be better off with your 350D at ISO 1600.

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