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jamesngo55
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


Hi guys,

here is the link

I'm thinking it's a combination of ceiling bounce & off-camera flashes but yeah would like to know how one could achieve this look consistently.






Feb 23, 2013 at 02:17 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


I think you are right.. The venue also helps considerably because it is basically all light colored inside. Bouncing flash in that place would be easy.

But ya I think a lot of those are just an on camera flash fired straight up.




Feb 23, 2013 at 02:22 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


It actually looks really simple. It looks like it's on camera flash bounced to the ceiling, balanced with ambient and gelled for tungsten. It also seems like there's some kind of diffuser on the flash as well. It also seems like he moved the flash purely off camera for the dance portion.


Feb 23, 2013 at 02:42 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


It's mostly on-cam directed bounce flash. Looks like a fill card too.

Obviously, there's off-cam for the dance.

It also looks like 1/4-1/2 CTO on the bounced stuff.



Feb 23, 2013 at 02:53 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


I'd say it could be off-camera bounced. The consistency between subject and background is very good if it were really on-camera bounce, as that could change background exposures if the light source was constantly changing distance (somewhat even though its bounced).


Feb 23, 2013 at 03:26 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


VSCO... had to be VSCO


Feb 23, 2013 at 03:28 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


swoop wrote:
It actually looks really simple. It looks like it's on camera flash bounced to the ceiling, balanced with ambient and gelled for tungsten. It also seems like there's some kind of diffuser on the flash as well. It also seems like he moved the flash purely off camera for the dance portion.


+1

Look at the guy giving a speech (the one where he looks a bit dazed), and camera left you see a big window reflecting what I think is just on-camera bounce fill -- no other light source. For most of that segment (i.e., pre-dancing), you've got ambient contributing a significant amount, with on-camera fill taking care of the rest, probably gelled 1/2 CTO or CTS, since the ambient is still yellow, but not deep orange.

Dancing shots obviously feature off-camera with much more dramatic ratios, suggesting it's just off-camera, with no on-camera bounce-fill.



Feb 23, 2013 at 04:52 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


Combination of high iso and on camera bounced flash as a fill light rather. Sometimes simple solutions just work.


Feb 23, 2013 at 06:29 AM
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Ian Ivey wrote:
+1

Look at the guy giving a speech (the one where he looks a bit dazed), and camera left you see a big window reflecting what I think is just on-camera bounce fill -- no other light source. For most of that segment (i.e., pre-dancing), you've got ambient contributing a significant amount, with on-camera fill taking care of the rest, probably gelled 1/2 CTO or CTS, since the ambient is still yellow, but not deep orange.

Dancing shots obviously feature off-camera with much more dramatic ratios, suggesting it's just off-camera, with no on-camera bounce-fill.



Yeah the shadows are so soft it has to be bounced flash. Also on the father & bride dance shot, you can see a female photographer in the background with what looks like a diffuser on her flash pointed straight up.



Feb 23, 2013 at 07:44 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


Maybe this diffuser might work to prevent too much light going forward?


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


I would put that venue in "easy to lit" category. The white wall, the white rafters, the light corrugated metal, the white fabric will make it really easy for you to get good bounce.


Feb 23, 2013 at 02:36 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


jamesngo55 wrote:
Maybe this diffuser might work to prevent too much light going forward?


Those things are horrible. I'd buy a Fong Dong before that.



Feb 23, 2013 at 03:33 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


It's clearly either on camera bounce or off camera direct depending on the shot. I think they would get nicer results combining the two techniques, e.g. Using more flashes.


Feb 23, 2013 at 03:42 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


Ask him. He's an FMer and they are a really dope couple. Also, you may have seen this video. Thats them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqLyCTESjg




Feb 24, 2013 at 09:37 AM
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Sam Hassas wrote:
Ask him. He's an FMer and they are a really dope couple. Also, you may have seen this video. Thats them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTqLyCTESjg



Yeh I saw that video. They look like a really cool couple



Feb 24, 2013 at 11:43 AM
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amonline wrote:
Those things are horrible. I'd buy a Fong Dong before that.



I've got the Fong Dong and used it at a few weddings but that damn looked ridiculous hehe. Also it keeps falling off When shooting vertical its so heavy that I have to hold the camera with one hand and support the flash head with the other.



Feb 24, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


That was awesome.. All action movies meshed into one hahah.


Feb 24, 2013 at 01:19 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


On the pictures "Undress the garter" you can see a second flash set at the wall. It didnīt fire, but might have been used in other pictures


Feb 25, 2013 at 05:28 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


WNStudio wrote:
Combination of high iso and on camera bounced flash as a fill light rather. Sometimes simple solutions just work.



yep...iso like 1600 or so on 5diii



Feb 25, 2013 at 08:34 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Your thoughts on how this reception was lit


Josh Evilsizor wrote:
VSCO... had to be VSCO


This made me chuckle.

I mean, we're on Fred Miranda here, so hating VSCO is required, right?



Feb 26, 2013 at 07:59 PM
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