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March 30, 2021 at 9:27 pm #61683Kina LambParticipant
Quick question – I’m shooting a wedding at a lovely barn this summer! I took the couples’ engagement photos AT the barn this winter. The barn has a huge window on one side facing the sun, and a lot of tungsten lighting inside, but I still had to use 2000 ISO in order for their pics to turn out. Come to think of it though, the sun had already set when we were in the barn… hm… so that’s probably a contributing factor as to why I had to bump it up so high.
But anyway, I’m wondering if I might want to rent a flash to bring along to the reception? The reception will be around dinner time and the in the summer the sun doesn’t set that early, so there MAY be enough light and I might not have to rent a flash?
Anyone who’s been in the field longer than I have any thoughts? 😀
Thanks so much!
~ KinaApril 22, 2021 at 5:58 pm #62172Lydia BennettKeymaster
Wow, a wedding reception in a barn?! That sounds super picturesque!
If your experience in the barn was in winter after sun had set, and the wedding will be in summer while the sun is still out…that sounds like it could make quite a difference in the lighting situation you face. 🙂 That’s presuming there’s adequate ways for the light to get in from outside! If possible, it would be worth scouting that out so you can get a better sense of the lighting you’ll be dealing with.
As for whether or not to rent a flash, do you have any lighting equipment currently?
At a reception, you’re not usually as stationary as you might be when shooting the portraits. Because of that, I’m not sure how well you’d be able to use a flash unless the ceiling is such that you could use bounce flash (which I don’t think is typical for a barn). In my mind, the answer to your question would heavily depend on the types of shots you’ll be going for while in the barn, how much you’ll be moving around, and what your lighting situation would be if you were not going to rent a flash!April 26, 2021 at 1:35 pm #62272
Hey @kina, this is a great topic and I think I’d like to discuss on the webinar tomorrow night. Feel free to join us if you can! https://www.lenspiration.com/product/photo-coaching-64/May 5, 2021 at 10:59 am #62385May 5, 2021 at 12:40 pm #62396Blessings CapturedParticipant
You mentioned that in the future you wanted to make a video about getting directional light with an off-camera flash. I would really interested in a video like that! Right now, I’m trying to learn more about flash, on- and off-camera.June 9, 2021 at 10:47 am #63126
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