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Jul 24, 2008 05:14 |  #1

I have a question...

Some friends of mine are having a very low-budget wedding and have asked me to take some photos. Normally I shoot in Manual mode because once I've metered I don't have to worry about different tones throwing the camera off and affecting the exposure. But at a wedding, when things are happening quite quickly, I'm wondering if it would be safer to shoot in Av and just dial in exposure comp as necessary. My only concern with using Av, is that the camera has control over the S/S and I might not notice if it falls below a value that would preclude hand holding.

I'm by no means a professional and so I've made it quite clear to the B & G that the photos will "be what they are". They said that they were seriously considering not having a photographer and that any photos would be a bonus. I guess that takes off some of the pressure, but it would still be nice to do it reasonably well.

What are your thoughts, I'd be really interested to know!

Thanks very much :grin:


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Jul 24, 2008 05:22 |  #2

All creative shooting modes are different means to the same end. Do what you're comfortable doing.


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Jul 24, 2008 05:27 |  #3

If I were you I would shoot in AV, ISO at 400. Any inside shots with flash shoot in M 30-60th second (30th will give you more ambient light, flash will freeze movement at that shutter speed). Shoot at f5.6 or f8. If your system (PC) can handle it shoot in Raw & jpeg to give you some latitude in exposure problems. Just my thoughts on the situation.




  
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Jul 24, 2008 06:02 |  #4

Shoot in RAW, ignore RAW+jpeg as you'll need all the space you can get on your memory cards!
ISO is an important factor and you shouldn't just stick to 1 ISO value. If you are outside in strong sunlight then ISO 100/200 should be ok but once inside don't be scared of going up to ISO 800/1600. It's better to get a sharp shot with a little noise than a blurred shot with no noise, plus your 5D can handle the high ISO's very well.
If you usually shoot in Manual then stick with it as it really is the best mode to go with.

Here's a couple of links to read:

http://www.ephotozine.​com …edding-Photography-Part-1 (external link)
http://www.ephotozine.​com …edding-Photography-Part-2 (external link)
http://tips.romanzolin​.com …eBagofWeddingPh​otographer (external link)
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=464510
https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?p=2453681
https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=300890

Also, check out other threads with similar titles to this one - there are some listed at the bottom of this page on the left side.


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Jul 24, 2008 06:39 |  #5

I agree with Michael. In the church with no flash you'll likely need to use ISO800-ISO1600, if you use a flash you can bump it down to ISO400 (keeping it in manual mode). Outside if it's a sunny day IS0400 may be be too high at a fast aperture, you might use IS0100-200. It's all common sense really.


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Jul 24, 2008 08:07 as a reply to  @ DStanic's post |  #6

See my posts at https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=541634




  
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Jul 24, 2008 09:05 |  #7

I always use RAW & M & can change the settings in about 2 seconds if I need to.
BUT, I'll put similar settings in Tv & Av just in case (1) something happens really fast or (2) I accidentally bump the dial.

This might speed up calculating exposure: Need an exposure crutch?

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