Wedding Receptions: Natural light or onboard lights?

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      I’d like to get the opinions of any event videographers out there – what do you do? I have always been very anti-supplemental lighting because it is just too obtrusive. And generally the brides don’t like it. I have Sony 2100’s that do about the best job in low light situations but at times I am pretty unhappy with the results, mostly with the candid shots (guests mingling, dancing, etc.). I’d to find out how some of the other wedding videographers out there handle this. Thanks.

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      I own VX2100’s as well.

      I recently had my first low-light reception with these cameras.
      THe fotage turned out wonderfully. I did not need any external lighting to make it look good.

      I also recently did a Sweet 16 b-day party. The DJ’s kept wanting the lights turned off so that only their colored and minimal spotlights would be on. Surprisingly, with the light adjustments I did on my camera during the party, I can barely tell when the lights get turned off.

      I do agree with you though, Most brides do not want external lighting and it is very intrusive. Each bride I have worked for has complimented me on how invisible I was during their parties. THey didn’t even realize I was filming until I would HAVE to make a closeup such as with the cake and stuff.

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      What type of lighting adjustments do you find work best on the 2100 for these situations?

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