|06-16-2016, 04:35 PM||#101|
Join Date: Dec 2008
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I have a question for fellow photographers.__________________
I need recommendations on how to shoot in a particular scenario.
a few weeks from now, I have to photograph a wedding reception. Its going to be a fairly informal affair and I'm not a professional photographer so I don't have all kinds of fancy equipment.
The issue I am going to have is that the reception is going to be in a very large barn like structure. Its a very large rectangular room with extremely high ceilings. There are a few chandeliers in the room and other wall mounted lamps which I was told will be lit during the event.
Most receptions I've been to have been fairly dimly lit affairs and considering how large this space is I just know its not going to be well lit.
I'm going to be using a DSLR and I have an external flash which I can mount on top of the camera. Because of the very high ceilings and large overall space, I can forget about bouncing my flash off walls or the ceiling.
I have researched a few products which will enhance or modify my flash so I get a little bit of the soft lighting that I'm shooting for.
1. The Rogue Flash Bender - I can strap this to my flash and hopefully it will spread out the light from my flash a bit more than normal.
2. The Gary Fong Lightsphere - Again, it will go on top of my flash and hopefully, it gives me evenly distributed light around my subjects at least.
Any ideas or recommendations would be appreciated.
Note: I'm not looking to spend a lot of money to buy some expensive equipment since I'm not going to get paid for this activity, I'm strictly doing it as a favor to a friend. I'm willing to spend about 100-150 dollars or so if that can get me some type of equipment which will aid in lighting.
|01-19-2017, 02:22 AM||#102|
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Join Date: Jul 2005
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If it's not too late, do you have a rental place nearby? You could rent a lens and maybe an additional external flash that you could tether with the camera. They should also be able to advise on what is the best accessory for the flash.__________________
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|01-19-2017, 09:52 PM||#103|
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Join Date: Apr 2004
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