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    Default Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    I was asked by a friend to take a funeral service for her granda death anniversary.
    Any advice ?

    Thanks and regards in advance.

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    Default Re: Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    whats a funeral service? You covering the event?

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    Default Re: Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    Is more like prayer service. The chinese style one.
    Yah, they want rememberance of it. So she asked me for help.

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    Default Re: Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    Quote Originally Posted by yannick87 View Post
    Is more like prayer service. The chinese style one.
    Yah, they want rememberance of it. So she asked me for help.
    As far as possible try not to use flash and tele lens will be great as well as mid range zoom and wide angles. High ISO will help without flash shoots.

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    Default Re: Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    Quote Originally Posted by yannick87 View Post
    I was asked by a friend to take a funeral service for her granda death anniversary.
    Any advice ?
    Ask the family about the details of the ceremony: location, time, how many people will attend, basic flow of events / activities. Based on this you can ask which moments shall be captured and where they might not feel comfortable if pictures are taken. Such a ceremony usually is not open for creative shots. Stick to what is asked for (and maybe paid for).
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    Quote Originally Posted by yannick87 View Post
    I was asked by a friend to take a funeral service for her granda death anniversary.
    Any advice ?

    Thanks and regards in advance.

    best if you ask the older members of her family personally, they will know the limits/taboos that they will not be happy to have infringed.

    of course, obvious things like what to wear, don't have to list right?

    good luck.

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    Default Re: Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    This seems like somethting you should discuss with your friend instead. Ask her if there is anything offlimits that you should be aware of.

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    Default Re: Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    I asked her already. According to her , it was the family wish to do it. I just be standing on the sides. Not using flash.

    Thanks to all replied.

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    Default Re: Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    just use a video camera

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    Default Re: Advice on Taking Prayer Service

    Low light photography without aid of flash. Camera with high ISO capability required. If Nikon - try D700 or better D3s; Canon - 5DII or better 1D4. At least now you got excuse to rent these camera to use, for serious photography you know.
    Use a fast zoom like 24-70 f/2.8. f/2.8 aids in low night photography, zoom allow you to have the flexibility.
    Good luck

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