I have a problem... (wedding photography)

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by LittleMan, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,648
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    This is my problem:
    [​IMG]

    That is the only lighting I'm able to use during the ceremony.

    At the Alter:
    [​IMG]
    ISO 1600
    1/40
    f 1.4 :confused:

    The wedding is tonight.
    Any suggestions?

    oh, and the best part is... I can't use a flash, they don't want it.

    :no smile:

    The good thing is, I'll take all the group photos/portraits before it gets dark... so at least they will have something.

    Is there a good noise reducing program out there available for download?
     
  2. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2004
    Messages:
    1,646
    Likes Received:
    6
    Maybe a tripod - that would allow you to take in maybe 2-3 more stops?

    Or do a long exposure as the guests come in and get seated from above.

    Good luck. lol

    Also - if you mount an IR filter on the flash, then it won't be seen and you might be able to capture what's going on. Just make sure not to shoot people wearing black dresses.
     
  3. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    68
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Are they banning uncle Bob's p&s too?

    If you are shooting with the 20D, push it to ISO3200 (H). If with film, get two bodies, one with the 3200 film and another one with IR. You'd obviously need a tripod or at least a monopod.

    Noise Ninja, Neat Image.
    Good luck! :thumbsup:
     
  4. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,648
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'm using the 20D and I did push it up to 3200 for some of the pictures... the noise is horrible. :thumbdown:
     
  5. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,648
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    EDIT.
    I found some free software.
    Noiseware Community Edition.
    Works great for what I need. it even makes the 3200 ISO shots look good.

    So I guess I know what I'll do tonight.. haha.
     
  6. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    68
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I doubt it.
     
  7. LittleMan

    LittleMan TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    6,648
    Likes Received:
    121
    Location:
    Texas
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    just edited it. :thumbup:
     
  8. danalec99

    danalec99 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2004
    Messages:
    8,345
    Likes Received:
    68
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    :thumbup:
     
  9. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2006
    Messages:
    3,019
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Pittsburgh PA
    I think if the no-flash condition is imposed on you by the B+G and you explain the situation to them then whatever the results are so be it. I had a wedding once where they told me to stay out of the way of the videographers and as a result got very few shots of the ceremony this was their decision and they had to live with the results you can only do what your equipment will let you do.
     

Share This Page