what do you do when the first dance is in complete darkness

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  1. THORHAMMER

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    Since you thought ahead of the possibility
    (you are outdoors on an improvised dance floor with no direct lights
    You already hours ago had stuck an SB-24 set on F8 and 1/4 power on a 15 foot strobe stand and left it on and ready with the Skyport attached

    Then you calmly pulled out the transceiver, slipped it on the hot-shoe, focused (somehow); and were able to control the ratio with iso and aperture on the camera.

    Those things are invaluable in a pinch.....I got other shots from the other side too, but this is the look I saw in my head first so, went for it first.


    ---Gotta think ahead with weddings, or else your dead in a pinch....






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    I like it, its a very romantic shot
     
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    WOW
    I wish understood half of what you said but this is truly a great shot! I love it. Amazing. Soooo cool. I am always thinking ahead of what to do and how to do it yet I rarely come up with an exact recipe as you have. I can't wait until I reach the point where I can envision exactly what I want and then know exactly how to get it as you have demonstrated here.
     
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    Very neat shot!
     
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    perfect
    great job!
     
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    Very creative! Love your website!

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    thanks guys !!

    i appreciate it !

    i guess all the hours out at night helped me on this one... lol:lol:
    im totally in my element in total darkness..
     
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    Nice work indeed. Everything was planned well, but shooting in the dark is terrible with AF. Did you manually focus it?
     
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    Wow- love it.
     
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    thanks again !

    I focused on the inidcator lights on the DJ booth equipment which was further away then they were, just off to the side... Since I was shooting stopped down I knew everything would be in focus. Sometimes you can focus on light reflecting off their shoes too. But it was tough...

    If I did this darkness a lot I would bring a laser pointer, all you need is to focus once and dont move for a while.
     
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    Brilliant shot! Nominated for POTM. :)

    NJ
     
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    Great shot given what you've got to work with. But for christ's sake can you embellish a little on the "dance floor" ? That wood paneling looks really trashy.
     

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