A&P Wedding photographers, do you use a tripod?

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  1. redna

    redna New Member

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    I saw a photographer the other day, using a tripod walking out of a ceremony... Personally (I've only shot 2) when i shoot weddings I never have a tripod. I find it too cumbersome to move around to where i need to be, but it got me thinking about some of the shots that I just couldn't get because the lighting was so dim.


    This also brings me to my next question. How does one get around the "no flash" in the church? just fast glass and higher iso if needed? I'm shooting my sisters wedding soon (july 21st) and want to make sure i have my bases covered. I might lug a monopod in with me and try it out... my bogen weighs like 50 lbs after about 5 minutes of shooting.
     
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    I would imagine all situations are different.
     
  3. Hippy

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    i think u=if u are shooting entire weddings with no tripod then u arnt shooting properly. do u not take multiple flashes? how do u make succesfull formal portraits? Do you have an assitant? I hope u arnt charging alot.
     
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    I've always seen flash used in church :dunno:
     
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    I did a smaller, less formal wedding not too long ago and used a monopod. It was easy to get in an out of smaller areas and quick to set up/breakdown.
     
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    nope. always in the car, never used
     
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    depends on the type of church/location. most don't allow it during the ceremony.
     
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    :ugh::mamoru::ugh:

    extra flashes go on light stands, which has no bearing on whether the camera is handheld or supported. nor does an assistant.
     
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    70-200 IS/VR 2.8 wide open + iso 3200 or if you can get close in with a faster prime
     
  10. redna

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    Yes I bring multiple flashes. I make them with multiple flashes and mad skillz. No assistant, just me. I haven't charged anything (other than costs) for the 2 that I've done. They were portfolio builders and learning experiences... not to mention friends.
     
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    They'll let you use flash most of the time, except for the actual ceremony from the 2 that I've been to. :shrug:
     
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    Yeah, that's what I think I'll do for my sisters wedding coming up. It might open up some different shots for me. Although the place she's having her wedding shouldn't be an issue (not a church) so I'll be able to flash all I want. :big grin:
     
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    Serious or sarcastic?
     
  14. mojito

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    serious. I handhold pretty well
     
  15. redna

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    Guess I'll have to break out the credit card! hehe... I'll probably rent one of those for my sisters wedding. The other 2 have been with my 50mm 1.4 and my 18-200 VR. the 18-200 didn't do too bad, but i had to crank the ISO to get some of the shots I wanted. Nothing noise ninja couldn't handle though.
     
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    Yeah, I've got decently steady hands. I can generally pull off 1/10 with the VR, but the only problem then is the people moving.
     
  17. mojito

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    6.3 at 200 :noes:
    rent/borrow/steal. you gotta have faster glass
     
  18. redna

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    Haha.. tell me about it. :hs:
     
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    I generally use my tripod during the ceremony. I just bought some fast glass, and a new pistol grip tripod. I will be trying out the new combo this weekend...Fast glass and high iso will keep you with a fast enough shutter speed. :big grin:
     

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