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Anyone have any tips and tricks?

I finally bought a Pentax 540fgz AF TTL flash, so I have that, typical off camera strobist stuff, etc...

The purpose is for capturing candids and basically just recording the night, no posing or anything like that.

Ooooh I do have the new Lumiquest III softbox that I will be trying out as well for up close stuff.
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lcarlson 10 years ago
Candids, candids, candids.

And maybe try to catch onto a few names.

That's what I would do.
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The good thing is, I know 90% of the guest list.
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lcarlson 10 years ago
You've got a major heads up on everything then.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
test your lumiquest first...make sure you understand how the light hits people.

I am a huge fan of tight close-ups of people interacting(laughing, hugging, etc) your 70-210 would work well.

steal other peoples poses!!! there will be plenty of point and shoots around...when they group people together swoop in and take the same shot, just make it look better.

oh and buy a Canon that would make the biggest difference. OOOOHH SNAAAP!!! :P
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Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer Posted 10 years ago. Edited by Shawn Thompson - Lake Superior Photographer (admin) 10 years ago
I would buy a canon but then I would be worried about measurbating to see which lens is the sharpest.

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SNAAAAAAAAP, SON!
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HBRstudios 10 years ago
Don't forget detail shots of the decorations, etc.
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manley.josh 10 years ago
ha!
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Always bring a towel!
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Because I will be sweating or because Towlie says so?
Anna Merritt 10 years ago
I usually try to catch the place before it is filled and get the fine detail...candles, plates...whatever looks cool...close ups, as Josh said...steal poses, just make them better...lots of groups, then end it all with the mess...hehehe I try to get the location as well...like the outside...the decorations of that place as welll...after all, that is part of the reason that people choose the places they do...good luck!!! Most of all...have fun with people...then you catch the cool stuff and they will want you to catch it...
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
Yes, because Towlie says so. Wanna get high?
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Great tips everyone, thanks a lot.

We will see what happens, I am heading there to scope the venue soon and do some pre-shooting.
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