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Pam Cleveland

How to shoot inside a church with glass windows

I am shooting a wedding in August at a lovely chapel. Problem is... there are windows everywhere!! Not stained glass, just windows window windows! The wedding will be at 2pm. I'm very concerned about getting proper exposures. There are locations in the chapel they have specifically requested to be photographed in front of and they are windows!! :( I will be photographing a lovely afraican american couple and my nerves are shot! I have a Nikon D80, 28-70mm lens and a shoemount flash. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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7/11/2007 1:41:08 PM

Kerry L. Walker   Spot meter off the couple (skin) and let the background fall where it may. Use fill flash if necessary.

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7/11/2007 2:35:29 PM

BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/6/2004
go to this site:

Someone on here shared that site a few weeks ago and boy has it helped me. Shortly after reading it I took a portrait of my husband in front of an open window using my flash. If I hadn't used the flash and left my camera settings as they were, I would have had a silhouette. However, if I would have set my camera to properly expose my husband, the background would have been completely blown out.

Go through ALL of the pages on the site I gave you and it should help tremendously.

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7/11/2007 11:45:12 PM

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