Question about lighting

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  1. redpig

    redpig TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone. I am a new user to this forum, so please forgive me for asking (stupid?) or already answered questions.

    About a year ago I bought a Nikon Coolpix5000. I live in South Africa, and the costs of photographic equipment is really high. I was asked to take photos at a function within the next month. I will basically be photographing people (maybe couples or small groups).

    My problem is as follows. I do not have an external flash or other light for my camera. Usually, when taking photo's in low light conditions, I use the build in flash. I feel that this flash alone will not be suitable to take photographs at this event. Red eyes is also a problem I have when using this flash. Sometimes the red-eye reduction causes the subjects to blink.

    I will select a place for the photo's to be taken. This event will take place indoors, but at night. Is there any advice anyone can give me for adding a light source, or building some sort of light source to use. I live in a big city, so getting hold of everyday components and electrical fixtures is not a problem, but I will appreciate any advcie in order not to waste my money.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Kind regards
     
  2. Skyeg

    Skyeg TPF Noob!

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    i dont know too much about lighting. but i use a coolpix 5700 and i bought an external flash for it. i have an SB-50DX its not all that expensive compared to other flashes and iv always had good results when using it.
     
  3. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    Get a torch/ flashlight & shine it in their faces...

    You never know - It could work.
     
  4. redpig

    redpig TPF Noob!

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    Ha Ha. Thanks...

    If I was looking for a sarcastic answer, I would have contacted a forum on a different website...

    Di's ni snaks dat alml dink jule austrlinrs is moron e'ni...
    :Joker:
     
  5. Face

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    an external flash would be extremely helpful. read up on bounce flash, which will def. be your friend.
     

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