This past weekend I was shooting for my God Son’s first birthday party. I had slight hiccups due to a forgotten charger in New York (party was in Delaware)and clashing lights. Thankfully there were back up cameras and I made the best of my lack of resources.
I still can’t find my charger btw but it will show up eventually. Besides that, I was able to capture and manipulate the lack of lights for a good amount of the shots. The event space was not that big so my flash was causing a harsh light on peoples faces. Reducing or using an external flash helps, but in my situation I messed with the exposure setting on my Nikon. Of course this isn’t the perfect situation but that’s what post editing is for.
Black & White can make a world of difference when the lighting isn’t perfect. When there is too much light, turning most of the colors off allows me to make easier edits to overly lit or dull areas. However black and white isn’t always appropriate when shooting certain events or moments. This event was set up by ToDyForEvents and the theme was Alice in Wonderland. My God Son’s name is Adonis (hint Adonis in Onederland) so the event coordinator/decorator brought many colors and designs together that would have been ruined if the shoot was just black and white based. I only used black and white images in this post to show a point.
Don’t let a not so perfect situation be the end of your shoot.