New wedding, new questions

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  1. Soocom1

    Soocom1 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    So I was asked by my friend to do her wedding slated for sometime near fall of 2021, IF were out of the COVID woods.

    But regardless, the singular issue I will have is this:
    She is prone to epileptic like seizures caused by bright flash and strobes.

    So, the obvious is what is the current input and opinion on new or old equipment for those shots that are needed for high quality and high detail but near no use of flash.

    Opinions?

    BTW, I don't know the full details to time of day nor where just yet.

    I want to first focus on capabilities of the current crop of cameras.

    Thanks.


     
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    Original katomi TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    How about constant lighting units
     
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    The best results would be had using flash, but in this case, you may have to try continuous lighting. My concern is that the bride may be affected by any bright lights, even if they are steady. Ask her, and if there is any doubt or concern, then go to Mode #2.

    Mode #2: Fast lenses for indoors, using window light when possible, filtered sunlight for outdoors, reflectors that are mounted on stands so they don't move around or wiggle, and notify everyone with a camera to turn off their flash.
     
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    Are you able to speak to a medical person about this and get their advice
     
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    Just a thought, what ever way you do the shoot brush up on the first aid or have friend who knows what to do if she does have an episode have a good day plan for things that could go wrong
     
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    Well, first they want it outside during the day.


    OK that one is good.

    2: She is a certified phlebotomist and PN, so most of the folks showing up will either be FR or RNs and Dr.s

    So were good there!

    Lol


    So I am guessing its now tonal control (unless cloudy) and wide open apertures.
     
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    Let us know how it goes
     
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    I'm not a wedding, professional or portrait photographer but I shot a neighbours wedding 18 months ago completely flash and artificial light free.

    The outside shots were not a problem as it was a nice sunny day however I did struggle with the indoor shots in natural/ambient light only. I pushed the iso and used as open an aperture as I could. PP assisted as well.

    I wasn't comfortable with doing the shoot but they were real happy with the results so it worked out fine.
     
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    So those who have had the experience.

    LED flood lights mounted..
    As continuous I can also soften them with white or color gels.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Consider using a reflector to reduce shadows. It would probably be best to have an assistant to handle the reflector.
     

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