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Nov 7, 2019 11:58:56   #
Ynot
 
Just received a new D5600 duel lens camera outfit A18-55 VRmm & 70-300 Lens for 60th BD and have always been Interested in photography, have a power shot SD . Nice little compact.. my question is being a newbie I want to use my new camera and would like to now what settings to use at this indoor event ? Thought this event would be a good start to using the camera! And will be bringing my pocket camera any advice would be greatly appreciate thx .

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Nov 7, 2019 12:13:33   #
Howard5252 Loc: New York / Florida (now)
 
Just to be clear; are you the photographer that the bride and groom are counting on to memorialize the wedding?

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Nov 7, 2019 12:16:44   #
PixelStan77 Loc: Vermont/Chicago
 
Ynot wrote:
Just received a new D5600 duel lens camera outfit A18-55 VRmm & 70-300 Lens for 60th BD and have always been Interested in photography, have a power shot SD . Nice little compact.. my question is being a newbie I want to use my new camera and would like to now what settings to use at this indoor event ? Thought this event would be a good start to using the camera! And will be bringing my pocket camera any advice would be greatly appreciate thx .


It all depends upon the light level. Do testing in manual mode before the event. Start with ISO 500 and 1/250 second at F5.6. And adjust from that point. Welcome to the forum

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Nov 7, 2019 12:16:55   #
ClarkG Loc: Southern Indiana USA
 
A pocket camera or a “point and shoot” camera won’t cut it for a wedding or reception. Sorry! You’ll need a speed light (external flash). Just sayin’

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Nov 7, 2019 12:24:31   #
burkphoto Loc: High Point, NC
 
Ynot wrote:
Just received a new D5600 duel lens camera outfit A18-55 VRmm & 70-300 Lens for 60th BD and have always been Interested in photography, have a power shot SD . Nice little compact.. my question is being a newbie I want to use my new camera and would like to now what settings to use at this indoor event ? Thought this event would be a good start to using the camera! And will be bringing my pocket camera any advice would be greatly appreciate thx .


Oh, gawd, here comes the dose of reality...

The D5600 is a decent first dSLR. The lenses that come with it are great for travel and general use in BRIGHT lighting conditions. But they are generally marginal for low light work indoors. You would need to use flash, or a very high ISO, in some indoor situations.

The idea of capturing a night wedding introduces all sorts of variables. All the weddings I've attended at night were in VERY dim venues. You will need an understanding of proper exposure metering techniques, white balancing techniques, and which lens(es) you can borrow or rent. Yes, consider renting a FASTER lens for a once in a lifetime event such as this. A prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 to f/2 would help. For groups, I'd choose a 24mm or a 28mm... For closer work, I'd use a 35mm or a 50mm. If I had to use just one lens, it would be a 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens with some sort of vibration reduction built-in.

http://www.lensrentals.com
http://www.borrowlenses.com

WATCH THIS: https://youtu.be/Sjym7d0K9qY

Then, read your camera manual. Then get Bryan Peterson's book, Understanding Exposure, and Tony Northrup's book, Stunning Digital Photography, and start the journey. KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE are the keys to making great images with an adjustable digital camera.

Photographers make images. Cameras are just tools they use to record them. The key to successful photography is understanding the principles. Understanding the principles will lead you to appropriate gear.

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Nov 7, 2019 12:36:58   #
Ynot
 
Not at all !! Wife cousin & They have a professional . Newbie here just thinking this would be good time to practice ! I’m sure there’s gonna be lotta people taking photos that would be able to help ,I don’t think it’s the right time to go around asking everybody what your camera set on LöL . Thx

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Nov 7, 2019 12:37:45   #
rck281 Loc: Overland Park, KS
 
I really don't understand this type of question and it comes up frequently. How could anyone recommend settings without knowing the lighting?

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Nov 7, 2019 12:42:36   #
Ynot
 
Thx so the built in flash is not suffice ? I do have a external one from a older camera will try ! thx

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Nov 7, 2019 12:51:09   #
luvmypets Loc: Fayetteville, NC
 
If you are taking your camera to take pictures for yourself it would be a good idea to consult the photographer(s) that are being paid to memorialize this event about taking your photos and not interfering with with their shots. Your flash going off could ruin a great shot for them and you certainly don't want to be in their way. If you approach them before the wedding starts you could say that you are learning photography and would like to learn from them and that you understand they will be busy but if they could allow you to take a few photos after they have their shot you would appreciate it. If they say no, thank them for their time and walk away. By being polite and asking, they may find a moment for you. If they don't, don't be offended they have a lot to do as you will see.

This is a great opportunity for you to watch the photographer and see what he does. Look for how he poses people or what candid shots he finds interesting. Take a small notebook and pen and make notes. When the event is over he may be willing to answer a few questions. Remember he has been on his feet and moving for hours and is tired and ready to go but a few short questions could get you some valuable information.

Enjoy the wedding!!

Dodie

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Nov 7, 2019 12:52:01   #
Ynot
 
Actually PixelStann77 gave me the same answer as a photographer I had met at a beach wedding, but didn’t receive the camera until 3 weeks later . Thx

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Nov 7, 2019 13:16:04   #
speters Loc: Grangeville/Idaho
 
burkphoto wrote:
Oh, gawd, here comes the dose of reality...

The D5600 is a decent first dSLR. The lenses that come with it are great for travel and general use in BRIGHT lighting conditions. But they are generally marginal for low light work indoors. You would need to use flash, or a very high ISO, in some indoor situations.

The idea of capturing a night wedding introduces all sorts of variables. All the weddings I've attended at night were in VERY dim venues. You will need an understanding of proper exposure metering techniques, white balancing techniques, and which lens(es) you can borrow or rent. Yes, consider renting a FASTER lens for a once in a lifetime event such as this. A prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.4 to f/2 would help. For groups, I'd choose a 24mm or a 28mm... For closer work, I'd use a 35mm or a 50mm. If I had to use just one lens, it would be a 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens with some sort of vibration reduction built-in.

http://www.lensrentals.com
http://www.borrowlenses.com

WATCH THIS: https://youtu.be/Sjym7d0K9qY

Then, read your camera manual. Then get Bryan Peterson's book, Understanding Exposure, and Tony Northrup's book, Stunning Digital Photography, and start the journey. KNOWLEDGE and EXPERIENCE are the keys to making great images with an adjustable digital camera.

Photographers make images. Cameras are just tools they use to record them. The key to successful photography is understanding the principles. Understanding the principles will lead you to appropriate gear.
Oh, gawd, here comes the dose of reality... br br... (show quote)




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Nov 7, 2019 13:18:56   #
Ynot
 
I actually just did that while on vacation in September went down to see and talk to the photographer .So I grabbed my service dog and went over to talk to her & ask some questions to her the bride and groom were not there or any of the guests yet.She Asked Me do you have your camera here me: no getting it in few weeks. She said she had at home the D3400 and very similar . She told me some good starting points then asked if I had some photos on my phone me: yep over 4800 . She looked at some of the photos and said u have some beautiful shots a lot of wildlife and my GSD ( German Shepherd dog) . She told me she doing a outside family shoot against the dunes 30 streets up from our place ,if you want to come up .& then offered to come down and show me some tips and tricks the following day! Told her I’m headed back home tomorrow Thx much u to kind .

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Nov 7, 2019 13:23:42   #
Ynot
 
Thx much 👊🏻 Guy


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Nov 7, 2019 13:28:02   #
RichardTaylor Loc: Sydney, Australia
 
rck281 wrote:
I really don't understand this type of question and it comes up frequently. How could anyone recommend settings without knowing the lighting?


If using low levls of available light the basic principals are the same:

You do need to know how to read a histogram (for checking the exposure)

(1) Shoot RAW - this will give you more control when post processing.
(2) Metering mode - what ever you are comfortable with.
(3) ISO very high - 6000 (+?) or if using auto ISO set the upper limit very high (=>6000). Be prepared to some noise reduction when post processing.
(4) Aperture priority.
(5) Lens wide open.
(6) Take what ever shutter speed you can get.
(7) dial in some exposure compensation if needed (use the histogram as a guide).

If you have no unwanted subject or camera motion then you are in the ball park.
If you do have unwanted camera or subject motion then you will need to increase the ISO - keep in mind maximum ISO may be unusable for your needs (noise problems)
If you still can't get a decent image then add light or walk away from it all.

If you have more light than what you need then consider reducing the ISO and/or reducing your aperture to get more DOF.

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Nov 7, 2019 13:39:17   #
Ynot
 
Thx much Mate ! Great info will try appreciate it much .I did start to watch some YouTube videos . But like to be able to talk to someone.

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