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  1. plastii

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    I went to my friend’s wedding few days ago and I saw the main photographer using some kind of flash/strobe. The banquet hall was pretty dark and in addition to his off camera speed light (bracket) he was triggering another source of light – it looked like a big white bulb on very high stand. What is it? Just another flash/strobe? Not sure.
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    Jaszek No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    maybe it was a flash with a Gary Fong Diffuser?
     
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    It wasn't Gary Fong. It looked like big light bulb.
     
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    Could have maybe been a bare bulb studio head. Can you describe anything about it or how it was being used...?
     
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    Pretty much, but it's triggered by pocket wizard along with on camera SB-800. It has to be some kind of strobe, but I'm not sure. I was trying to find some info on-line but can't find anything. The photographer used in in low light condition (in the church and banquet hall) using very high stand (about 10 feet).
     
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    Sounds like a strobe on a stand pointed up with a white scoop diffuser. Sorry, can't find a photo of one right now. I'm not a wedding photographer, but they are pretty common among the wedding shooters.
     
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    One doesn't really need them anyways. 95% of the reception halls that I've done are so dark that ambient is somewhere between ISO 1600 to ISO 3200 and F/1.4 to F/2.8 at shutter speeds between 1/25th to 1/80th. You do not want a large light source... I just use a couple of SB-600s somewhere between 8-13 feet off the ground set to something between 1/8th to 1/16th power. Sometimes if the place is a little brighter, I set it to 1/4, but never higher.

    The idea being that you never want to overpower ambient, just supplement it. When overpowered, the shots just look "blech" plain.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys.
     

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