need help with a room

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  1. lordtris

    lordtris TPF Noob!

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    How would i shoot this room there is going to be a wedding here and i would like to know how to shoot this room the lighting in the room is about all i am going to get and that is what they want in the room.

    I will have a d40 with 18-55 lens and 55-200 lens also i have a uv and diffuser filters and i will have my tripod.

    I guess what settings should have the d40 on.

    these were shot with my sony h10

    any help would be great thanks again

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    That going to be a tough one for a d40 without an external flash. I would set it to shoot at ISO 400 and try to keep your f/stop as low as possible allowing more maximum light transmission. Without an external flash it will be next to impossible. You will get pictures that are grainier than you can imagine and will not be usable. Sorry mate
     
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    if you have time before the wedding, i would definitely try to get my hands on an external flash and some faster glass, (either rent, borrow, or buy). then maybe you could go back and shoot around until you're really comfortable with the settings.
     
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    This could be managed with judicious use of bounce flash. The more powerful it is, the better. Faster glass will only make things easier for you.
     
  5. lordtris

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    what exactly do you guys mean by "faster glass" like what should i look for?
     
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    Fast glass = low fstop (thus larger appeture and faster shutter speed), something like 2.8, generally "pro" glass.
     
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    Check out the information here: Flash Photography Techniques

    This web site really helped me to understand on-camera flash and how to use it correctly.
     
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    If there is going to be a hired pro, do not do anything that will interfere with them doing their job,.. like your flash in their pictures. If there is no pro, then do as the others have said.
     
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    I'm (maybe more than) a bit biased, but one very good option for questionable lighting conditions is to rent something like a Canon 5D-II, which will perform amazingly well under that light.
     
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    ^^ I was going to suggest the D700. He already shoots Nikon, so the menu and controls will be easier to grasp.

    Don't forget the glass.... top shelf btw.
     
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    I am the one doing the wedding its my first wedding, i shoot mainly automobiles before and its for a friend.
     
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    Umm I would tell them that their result may vary (meaning some not so good). I say this because a D40 w/ no external flash and a kit lens isn't going to cut it... Rent a better lens or borrow. Are you being payed?
     

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