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How to shoot glow sticks at night wedding

Does anyone have a suggestion for shooting glow sticks at a night wedding. film? exposure? I have a 35 mm SLR.

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5/4/2005 7:58:58 AM

Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Glow sticks at a night wedding? Very Groovy!

This will be difficult. We had a skating party for my son recently, and every kid was given a glow necklace. They don't show any glow in any of the flash pictures (see the ZOOOM pics in my gallery). The ambient-light pictures that I took were too slow to even show motion blur -- they were more like abstract art.

If you use a flash, you won't see much glow, if any, from the sticks. If you don't use a flash, you will have slow shutter speeds that will show any movement of the subjects. While the long exposures could be neat for a couple of special-effects images, I think you'll want most of your images to be properly exposed with no motion blur.

If the people are standing relatively still, and there is enough ambient light to get a decent exposure without the flash, then you should see some glow from the glow sticks.

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5/4/2005 8:36:47 AM

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