Lighting And Videographers

Lighting and Videographers. Anything that's professionally shot always uses extensive lighting, which the average viewer might not realize. Lighting is another really important aspect of the video. People...

Lighting is another really important aspect of the video. People tend to be aware of it only subconsciously. Anything that's professionally shot always uses extensive lighting, which the average viewer might not realize. So that's why home videos never look as good as television or film quality. In many cases it's because of the lighting. So any good videographer will require the use of the light especially at the reception, which typically has lower lighting. For most ceremonies it's not necessary, because ceremonies tend to be a little bit brighter and a lot of times there is plenty of natural lights in a church or temple. When you have good lighting naturally, there shouldn't be any need to use extra light. Most videographers will use light sparingly, but at the reception it's usually necessary to use a camera mounted light, especially for the dances. It's not a bad idea to ask the videographer how they deal with lighting situations as far as dealing with members of the wedding who might not like the bright light. Most videographers are pretty experienced in dealing with all of those different situations and they try to be considerate with the light. Another question to ask is whether there will be two cameras at the reception. I don't typically bring the second camera to the reception. I find that it's not really necessary, you can usually cover pretty much everything at the reception with a single camera and it's a lot less intrusive.


Lighting kits are not really necessary, generally speaking if you just have one camera mounted light that's usually enough. If we were to light the entire room properly the room would lose all of it's ambience designed by the function manager and the bride and groom. So we try to use as little light as possible while still lighting the subject properly.


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