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These guys are right! You just need to step in and make in known that you are having trouble with the current lighting. The big thing I always make sure of is that you tell your clients way ahead of time just how important good lighting is. That’s what makes or breaks a video. Almost scare them on what will happen otherwise. (not really but you know what I mean) This way if they ignor you at the wedding regarding poor lighting or insist on leaving the lights down low, you kind of have a leg to stand on because you warned them in advance what would happen.
I agree with compusolver. Get in the bride’s grill! Let her know that her video is suffering greatly with the poor lighting. She’s usually the boss.
Lastly, don’t be afraid to bust out the on camera heavy wattage. Here again I tell the clients that I might have to shoot with a light just in case. I use GL2s which is a pretty good low-light camera but sometimes even they need a little help. I actually find that no one really complains too much as long as you don’t stick it in someone’s face and blind them. Standing back with a 50 watter is better than nothing.
As the old saying goes, ” An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Make sure your clients know what has to happen ahead of time and all of this maybe avoided.