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FAQ : Off Camera Lighting

September 17, 2007 - Photography

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FAQ : What’s your off-camera lighting?

I’ve received quite a few emails in regard to what—specifically—I use for my off-camera flash. I usually only bring off-camera lighting for the reception (as I prefer to shoot in all natural light for as long as possible), and I love the way it changes the mood of the room.

Sidenote: If you’re a bride and you’re reading this, please note that hiring a professional lighting crew to light your reception is truly the most amazing thing you can do for your reception! It adds depth to the venue and overlays the event with a classy touch…and your pictures will be SO much prettier! 🙂

Here’s my reception set-up:
*Lightstand
*Photoflex LightDome Q39
*Pocket Wizard
*Sunpak Auto 838 Super Flash (yes, this is a ghetto fabulous flash, but you don’t need a fancy flash as it only is a small burst of light to off-set the dark room…and seeing how I usually have it set at 1/16, that lil’ thing chugs right along perfectly!)

I also have a Canon 580EX Speedlight on my camera, so I love when I can capture a subject backlight or with a little rim lighting…

Again, as with most my FAQ blog entries, I only post them because I wish someone did the same thing when I first started. I had tons of questions, and very little answers. If just one person finds this helpful, then I'm stoked and it was worth the time!

Happy Monday!

j*

**EDITED TO ADD**
A special thanks to James Hyslip for sending me a link to getting everything you need on one shot: CLICK HERE to check it out!

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