A&P Lighting for Club/Poor Lit jobs

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  1. phigity

    phigity New Member

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    What is the best hotshoe option when shooting a club, nightlight, or poorly lit jobs? I got asked today by 2 different people to shoot events at clubs. As of now I just have a SB600. Would a flash bracket work better then a ring flash? If so what style of flash bracket is better? I would assume one where the flash could be moved around in different angles.

    Does anyone have any tips for shooting these types of events? I haven't done it before so just trying to figure out the best way to approach it. More then likely I'll just be shooting singles or groups that aren't that far away in distance.
     
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    Flash bracket, rear curtain sync, drag the shutter :dunno:
     
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    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    this... and more importantly pay attention to your backgrounds. Listen to the music and wait for the strobes and what not.
     
  5. phigity

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    Any recommendations on flash brackets?
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i have a stroboframe VH2000 and a Newton Bracket di100fr
     
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    do NOT bounce the light off the ceiling. I absolutely hate it when people take "club" shots, and it looks like everyone is dancing w/ the lights on.
     
  8. phigity

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    I like that Stroboframe a lot. Not big on having to hold on the frame good reviews on this one.
     
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    RRS bracket :mamoru:

    BALLINNNN

    i kept mine from my D70 -- i just need to get a l-plate/bracket for my 7D now
     
  11. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    :rofl:
     
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    I have a newton bracket and It is great if you want to use diffusers like the lumiquest bounce products


    I also have a stroboframe press T which is great for using direct flash since the flash head is the same orientation as the camera
     
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    just be sure you accept those gigs knowing what you are doing/getting yourself into

    :)
     
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    a brackets not necessary but i sure like the results more. +1 everything turbodude said LOL (he's helped me tremendously shooting nightlife and in general)
     
  15. phigity

    phigity New Member

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    Same guy owns both places and these are sorta trial runs to see if he can use the shots for some promo and other ideas he has. Hopefully he'll like them and I get more work out of this.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I don't do much with nightclub photography, so my experience is limited.

    Some prefer using a sync cord and holding the hotshoe flash in various positions. Others will use something like a Fongsphere and shot the flash straight up. Others use a flash bracket. I've used the Fongsphere and it's done fine. You'll need to tweak the settings based upon the environment you're working in.

    Here's a shot with a 580EX shot straight up, 2nd curtain sync. I forget the flash power... probably around 1/16.
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  17. Wobistdu

    Wobistdu Guest

    nice pic. girl on left plz
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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  19. Wobistdu

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    LOL ask and you shall receive. they are all cute. looks like a classy club. around here the girls in the clubs wear strings over their chest and jeans that barely come up to their knees
     
  20. TheManLouisianaFace

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    So, what's the cost of living like? [​IMG]
     
  21. dmora

    dmora Guest

    ringflash?
     
  22. Wobistdu

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    living in DC is insane, but no one wants to anyway. Maryland is boring and pricey.

    I like northern VA the best. I am 10min from DC, and the neighborhoods are a lot nicer. Rent isn't terrible for the income, but houses close to DC are $400,000 just for a crappy end unit 2br townhouse
     
  23. TheManLouisianaFace

    TheManLouisianaFace and decide!

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    Oh, DC, yeah :rofl: I was up there last year for a bit. There were some lofts on top of a starbucks, across from the whole foods near the smithsonian. The prices on those things :bowrofl:
     
  24. Wobistdu

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    i rarely go in to DC for night life. it's either gangster wanna-bes or trust fund babies from the DC colleges

    VA side is much more fun and laid back. Much better people.
     
  25. fukijama1

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    what exactly does the bracket do?
     

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