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groping and shooting in the DARK


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Hi.
Going to embark on a series of outdoor night photography with some of my model friends. I have the faintest idea on how to work under low/no light conditions other than using car lights and street lamps to light up the place. I don't intend to use my camera flash it will detach my subject from the environment and reflectors ain't effective enough. Please do give me some guidance. :what:
 

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ever thought of renting a light box? a 400 should be bringht enuff for your lighting requirments ... hope this helps ;)
 

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JermsDayOut said:
ever thought of renting a light box? a 400 should be bringht enuff for your lighting requirments ... hope this helps ;)
Thanks for the suggestion. But pardon me for being fussy. I'm looking for something more mobile and less of a hassle. I don't own a battery to lug about and the shoot is just going to involve 2 frail little girls -- my model and I. On top of that, I plan to shoot at Chinatown's red light district and I hope to attract minimal attention...
Thanks anyway dude :what:
 

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try use f1.4 lens then just shoot in the available darkness may also work? :)
 

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candles would be a good idea, several of them should be enough, depending on where you put them. Might want to bring along reflectors just in case.
 

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Tio Meng Samantha said:
Thanks for the suggestion. But pardon me for being fussy. I'm looking for something more mobile and less of a hassle. I don't own a battery to lug about and the shoot is just going to involve 2 frail little girls -- my model and I. On top of that, I plan to shoot at Chinatown's red light district and I hope to attract minimal attention...
Thanks anyway dude :what:
Carrefore and some hardware stores sell a large(but relatively light) rechargable flashlight which might work for you. I've seen them sell for about $29.95. The specs on the box claim 50K candle power(or something like that) which I seriously doubt but hey it's worth a try.

I actually seen some professional wedding photogs use it to light their subjects at twilight. I toyed with the idea of using one myself but haven't gotten round to doing it.

Might need to use PS to adjust the color balance later or use a correction filter on your lens.
 

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:cry: :cry: :cry: WOW WEE...
I'm so touched.
Thanks so much for the suggestions.
I think a candles are extremely romantic. I guess I'll play around with using them. Though I think it may be not very effective, I'll also try attaching a torch light to a soft box. One suggestion I got which was pretty useful was to shine a torch on to a reflector. I'm so excited with that shoot. Afterall, whatever technique I use, what matters most is the effect I get.
Once again, thanks so much for the suggestions. They are very useful.
Arigatogozaimatsu!
 

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*scratches her head shyly*
heh heh, pardon me, but how do you post images up?
I'm kindda new here :sweat:
 

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Tio Meng Samantha said:
*scratches her head shyly*
heh heh, pardon me, but how do you post images up?
I'm kindda new here :sweat:

You aren't stupid.

Do you have a yahoo account? If so, upload your pics on geocities, you can do a hotlink by clicking on the 'Insert Image' icon on top and type in the address link to your image.

Good luck to your dark dark model shoot. :thumbsup:
 

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You aren't stupid.

Do you have a yahoo account? If so, upload your pics on geocities, you can do a hotlink by clicking on the 'Insert Image' icon on top and type in the address link to your image.

Good luck to your dark dark model shoot. :thumbsup:
I take back my words as i've faced difficulties in hotlinking pics from geocities.
www.photobucket.com would be a easier way to hotlink i think though i've not tried before. It's not impossible to use geocities just that u have to change the extension of ya pics in geocities form .jpg to .txt after u uploaded the pics into geocities.

Good luck
 

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