(Closed) Help: Extra flashes at reception?

posted 8 years ago in Photos/Videos
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I haven’t heard of this, but I just wanted to comment.

My concern would be that if anyone is susceptible to seizures, the extra lighting could set them off. I guess it would depend on where exactly they would be located. It kind of seems like a gimmick to me, but I am not a photographer, so I can’t say for sure. If your photographer is a good one, she shouldn’t need the extra lighting.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Our photographer did this – because our reception room was all glass, she was concerned about not having surfaces to bounce light off of.  I was a little concerned about the flashes being distracting/annoying and it was TOTALLY fine – no one noticed unless I pointed the flashes out (which I only did because I thought they were cool!).

My photographer provided them herself as part of her equipment… it seems a little strange to me that you would pay extra for them?  But they did make the pictures look great.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I primarily shoot with off camera lighting, we are pretty conscience about where we place it so not directly flash someone with it or have it become a distraction, as I’m sure your photog will be as well.  We have only received complements of the photos and no one has ever complained. It really does make a huge difference in the quality of images.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I have seen this at numerous weddings.  As long as you have a professional and experienced photographer they should be able to do this in a way that won’t be bothersome to your guests.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

You may have to pay extra because she might not own the extra lights. If she has to rent them for your event, that can be a significant added cost for her.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Off camera lighting on the dance floor is pretty standard at weddings.  I’m sure it won’t be an issue.

Photographers are usually aware of where to put them so they enhance the image while still staying out of the guests way.

I think it’s worth it 🙂

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