Advices needed..going to help friend take pic at her ROM...


Status
Not open for further replies.

k3nn3th03

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2005
2,544
0
0
#1
hi all Lumix experts... :)

i am asked by my friend to help take photos at her ROM... :hung:

i have "self-asked" ( zi wen ) and i dun have the skills nor confidence... :embrass:

so i would like some if not a lot of advices... :sweatsm:

it will be held in some resturant somewhere...

not sure abt lighting there...

so wat kind of setting should i do to my FZ-20 ?

normally, i would turn it to PARTY mode... in this case, CAN ??

i will also be taking photos in her house ... setting ??

thanks in advance..!!! :cool:
 

JimDavis

Senior Member
Mar 15, 2004
2,730
0
0
53
Eunos
george.tan.singapore.fotopic.net
#2
k3nn3th03 said:
hi all Lumix experts... :)

i am asked by my friend to help take photos at her ROM... :hung:

i have "self-asked" ( zi wen ) and i dun have the skills nor confidence... :embrass:

so i would like some if not a lot of advices... :sweatsm:

it will be held in some resturant somewhere...

not sure abt lighting there...

so wat kind of setting should i do to my FZ-20 ?

normally, i would turn it to PARTY mode... in this case, CAN ??

i will also be taking photos in her house ... setting ??

thanks in advance..!!! :cool:
I think external flash with the bounce card will be essential.

In the restaurant, you will need to check the lighting before the dinner start, so that you can set your f-stop right and aperature reading correctly in order to achieve good photos shots.
 

k3nn3th03

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2005
2,544
0
0
#3
i have none...

wat i have is wat is call the standard package...

no more...

gosh..
 

JimDavis

Senior Member
Mar 15, 2004
2,730
0
0
53
Eunos
george.tan.singapore.fotopic.net
#4
k3nn3th03 said:
i have none...

wat i have is wat is call the standard package...

no more...

gosh..
Go and get 1 if you seriously want to take good wedding photos.

The external flash will cost you less than S$60, bounce card either DIY or buy, should not be more than S$20....should be affordable what.
 

k3nn3th03

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2005
2,544
0
0
#5
60 ??

so cheap meh ?? buy where ??

tot it kinda in hundreds ??
 

k3nn3th03

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2005
2,544
0
0
#7
oh really...

do i have to bring my FZ-20 there ??

SLS = sim lim sq...

AP = ???

thanks....
 

k3nn3th03

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2005
2,544
0
0
#9
thanks john....


anyone got any other suggestions ??

feel free to tell me...

thanks..
 

Dec 13, 2004
38
0
0
#10
Hi there,

First of all, I'm no expert but I have been experimenting with my FZ20 a lot and I hope to help wherever I can.

One thing you gotta remember to do is to set the white balance preferably manually if you are in the restaurant. I remember the ROM lighting was also a bit yellowish so I would strongly suggest doing the same there. You can set the white balance by going to the menu and pointing to the set white balance button and then point at a white backgound (ceiling, white pillar, etc...). Just remember to take something white in the same lighting conditions (room) as the one you would be taking pictures.

Another thing about the party mode is that I'm not sure whether the shutter speed will be fast enough. You might get blurry pics unless your subjects are ready to pose for you. But for candid shots like kissing the bride, a fast shutter speed would help. This is where your built-in flash can help to a certain extent. An external one would be a better option but if you are on a budget, stick to the built-in one and practice before the event.

Hope this has been useful.
 

Howdy

New Member
May 10, 2004
202
0
0
#11
Tried taking with Suntax 328DTZ on two indoor occasions, 1-dinner & dance, 1-wine tasteing. 1st time, flash was too harsh, same 4 2nd time, till changed setting on flash after some trial and error.

You need to test and check the flash effect b4 you decide which setting is the best. Search clubsnap for settings advise.
You need to know that shooting indoor at night with FZ20 is like shooting blinding as there is no optical viewfinder, so you may need to shoot 1-2 x to get the perfect shot.
Make sure you have plenty of juice(min two battery) & e charger 2 charge while u use e other.(usually 30min is enough to get it charged).
May need two sets of AA batteries for the flashlight as well.
Last but not least, enough SD card space as u may not have time to del unwanted shots.

Good preparation always help.
 

k3nn3th03

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2005
2,544
0
0
#12
thanks man...sunlinger

i am searching for the ext flash...

trying to find something cheap...

:)
 

k3nn3th03

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2005
2,544
0
0
#13
Howdy said:
Tried taking with Suntax 328DTZ on two indoor occasions, 1-dinner & dance, 1-wine tasteing. 1st time, flash was too harsh, same 4 2nd time, till changed setting on flash after some trial and error.

You need to test and check the flash effect b4 you decide which setting is the best. Search clubsnap for settings advise.
You need to know that shooting indoor at night with FZ20 is like shooting blinding as there is no optical viewfinder, so you may need to shoot 1-2 x to get the perfect shot.
Make sure you have plenty of juice(min two battery) & e charger 2 charge while u use e other.(usually 30min is enough to get it charged).
May need two sets of AA batteries for the flashlight as well.
Last but not least, enough SD card space as u may not have time to del unwanted shots.

Good preparation always help.

well, haven bought the extra batt thru...

been ext busy... OT OT OT... :confused:

i only got 512 mb... hope it be enough...

thanks again.. ;)
 

rhair78

New Member
Dec 19, 2004
1,044
0
0
Singapore
rhair78.multiply.com
#14
Hi k3nn3th03, my personal view is to take the pics in the highest resolution and in TIFF. With 512mb, thats only 32 pics. I'm expecting that the wedding couple would want to print pics, and if you use jpeg, larger prints will show the compression pixelations. cheers and good luck on the shoot!

p.s. Spare batts are a must dude. I got mine from Eastgear and the performance was fantastic! For a small price of 30+. I currently carry 5 for a whole day shoot.
 

k3nn3th03

Senior Member
Jan 6, 2005
2,544
0
0
#15
rhair78 said:
Hi k3nn3th03, my personal view is to take the pics in the highest resolution and in TIFF. With 512mb, thats only 32 pics. I'm expecting that the wedding couple would want to print pics, and if you use jpeg, larger prints will show the compression pixelations. cheers and good luck on the shoot!

p.s. Spare batts are a must dude. I got mine from Eastgear and the performance was fantastic! For a small price of 30+. I currently carry 5 for a whole day shoot.
if i were to purchase more memory card, say another 512mb or 1 gb, which brand can i trust ?? in term of price and quality etc..
Lexar, kingston, etc ??

5 batts ?? wow... i got 1 batt.. seem like i MUST go get somemore...

thanks..
 

Look4Yest

New Member
Jan 12, 2005
103
0
0
South
#16
I am also quite interested in getting the ext flash...what is roughly the best price for it guys
 

rhair78

New Member
Dec 19, 2004
1,044
0
0
Singapore
rhair78.multiply.com
#17
k3nn3th03 said:
if i were to purchase more memory card, say another 512mb or 1 gb, which brand can i trust ?? in term of price and quality etc..
Lexar, kingston, etc ??

5 batts ?? wow... i got 1 batt.. seem like i MUST go get somemore...

thanks..
Currently, I'm running the Lexar 512mb, and Kingmax platinum 1Gb.
From what i heard, these were brands that had fast read/write speeds. But I'm not too techie about the exact speeds. :bsmilie:

As for the flash issue, a good feature for flash would be if it could swivel upwards when you tilt the camera for potrait shots. MS color at Ang Mo Kio was telling me a model from Vivitar has that feature. Is really useful for indoor shoots :thumbsup:
 

snapMan

New Member
Nov 12, 2004
222
0
0
37
Hougang
#18
rhair78 said:
... MS color at Ang Mo Kio was telling me a model from Vivitar has that feature. Is really useful for indoor shoots :thumbsup:
yea, i went there looking for the vivitar df200 a couple of weeks back, florence said she din know of the model then said wanna check with the agent. Wonder if they got sell liao... :think:
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom