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| p.1 #1 · Wedding with Blood Orange Walls and Ceiling |
I shot a small wedding (less than 20 people) for a friend of a friend this weekend and it was crazy. The room had a low ceiling that I could bounce light off, the only problem was that it was red/orange, therefore it created a nice red cast over everyone. To make matters worse the main light in the room was a red glass chandelier thing that also produced red light. Oh ya, and may I also mention there was some big windows/doors on one side of the room that let in natural light (from an overcast day). When the two mixed, there was a nice purple light .. ug!
Anyway, I was able to bounce the light and do some serious white balance adjustments in lightroom but I wish I could have done something more in camera (rather than in post). I plan on getting some additional off camera flashes in the future to put into the corners of the room to really enhance the lighting, however, with a red ceiling, I don't know if even that would have done any good.
I had a gary fong lightsphere on my flash most of the time.... I put the dome on sometimes and took it off for other shots. I found that having the dome on produced a very flat light (not much better than would have been produced without a modifier). So I mostly ended up bouncing the light.
Anyway, I would appreciate any suggestions you all might have. I am mostly a portrait photographer but my goal is to be a wedding photographer and I am just learning right now. I did this for a friend of a friend (who wasn't even planning on hiring a photographer) so it was not a HUGE deal. I want to second shoot before I do any wedding on my own... but each situation is kind of a new learning experience for me!