Do you use flash for wedding photography?

Flash can seem cumbersome at a wedding. But it can be useful to fill in light during the midday sun, add light to an otherwise dark venue, and create interesting and fun images during the reception.

What is a good flash for wedding photography?

Some popular high-tech choices are the Nikon SB-5000 AF Speedlight, Canon Speedlite 600EX II-RT with built-in radio remote for multi-flash applications, and Sony HVL-F60RM external flash and video light.

Do you need a flash for night photography?

You won’t need to use a flash, but you will probably need to hold your camera very still or balance it on something while you’re taking the actual shot. An increased ISO speed makes your camera more sensitive to light, which means you can use a somewhat faster shutter speed in low light situations.

How do you light up a wedding with a flash?

Placing the flash behind the couple can give you interesting sunbursts and creative lighting during the day. During the night or when there is less available light, use the flash behind the couple. This can give you lots of bright light behind the couple. It will flood forward and create ethereal looking lighting behind the couple.

What is a night shot for a wedding?

To me, a night shot, is a photo or series of photos that you take of the bride and groom, usually just them, unless friends tag along. That usually involves, setting up off-camera flash. Typically it’s backlit, and that is what I find the easiest, but it can be all kinds of different lighting scenarios.

How do you light portraits for a wedding?

Depending on the wedding schedule, you might have to light portraits with a flash. Here I used two flashes, one at a 45 degree angle camera left and another on my camera. You can also use two flashes one on your flash and one off camera. This will create even lighting within the group photo.

How do you backlight a wedding photography shoot?

Almost always, you are going to want to backlight your frame, and your couple. You can use a lighting stand, rest the flash on the ground, a stump, your camera bag or a lot of other things you can find lying around. For the most part, anything behind the flash is likely to be in complete darkness so anything will do.