Wedding Video Production and Light

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Wedding Video Production and Light

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Wedding videos have got to be up there in the shooting difficulty stakes. Weddings are full of one off moments of which you only get one chance to capture.

The ‘once in a lifetime’ nature of a wedding swiftly notches up the pressure to capture as much as possible, in as many places as possible, all at the same time. If you think that video cameras can see in the dark well they can but this is exactly what you get dark and uninteresting shots.

Only a professional videographer will know how much light to use to get the right balance without upsetting the decorum of the situation. The wedding video is now a wedding DVD and by its nature can be taken both indoors and outdoors, but indoor shots can be quite dark.

Bad lighting

 

Image with poor lighting

Well lit

 

Well lit image

This is also evident with the  lighted back drops that are being used more now, a camera has a tendency to hunt for light it occasionally gets it wrong and can make faces dark, as shown in the pictures below.

So when your wedding videographer or photographer insists on some extra light being used, don’t be put off, they tend to know what is required for your images to look best after the fact. You can see below that the introduction of some light has dramatically changed the situation .

You are familiar with a photographer using flash, he needs his flash for a split second in order to get nice crisp pic in the dark, this applies to videography too only video works slightly different in that we have 24 frames per second and as such need constant light whether it be 10 watts or 20.

Poorly lit image

 

Poorly lit image

Well lit image

 

Well lit image

Cyril Fox

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