Lights Up The Night
By Indra Widi
22 Jun 2012
Other than usual, I'm doing a photo shoot for my friend's wedding. However, this time my friend wanted a photo shoot that is quite complicated and very complete. Wedding atmosphere this time double nuances, shades of the meeting of Asia and Europe. in a confluence of two cultures and customs different locations in one decision: the technique of shooting a black / white, and shades of classic elegance.
That was pretty easy in the beginning of shooting and editing to get the results I want black and white. However, in the last session are: Party, I felt depressed and difficult to determine techniques, lighting, and the results. With 4 color light point / colorful LED type, and I predict its power probably around 12-20 Watts. A case and the results are already visible from the start: certainly boring. Wearing a standard flash, and the moment would have caught 'as usual': freezing the moment. And then, I ventured to quickly and precisely to do something else than usual: a low-speed flash sync.
I had to act quickly select aperture and shutter speed the camera, since the lights change color rapidly according to the rhythm of music. A decision is very risky speculation to capture the moment exactly. Quickly move the camera position while the object of desire terekamnya low speed, it is quite difficult and sometimes the object hit by the effects of light movement.
This combination of standard techniques using flash at night. Choosing range of openings diafrgama F.8 up to 11 in GN flash I've adjusted, I quickly changed as soon as possible the speed range of 1 to 0.5 seconds. Setting to use NEF (RAW) at my Nikon camera to a file mode is an appropriate choice in the end, makes editing as well. And Improv most difficult part is making a circular motion camera about 35 to 90 degrees, with speed cameras, musical rhythm, and direction of moving objects.
The result, a lot of fun and not boring. Techniques that I choose makes the recording moments of the wedding was more dynamic. Object recorded clearly enough and the situation seemed to become increasingly a party full of light and atmosphere in the evening it looks more groovy. Effects of of low-speed camera makes it appear as: the movement of spirit and soul of the audience seemed to go dancing that night flying.
Maybe it would be a difficult choice to do this technique on shooting wedding party. You certainly have to have a parner who must keep record by shooting a standard technique using the flash in low light situations. And to do this technique you must have a very high improvisation and measurable.
Thanks to Paulina & Christian