Wedding Photography: How to Use Flash for Reception Dancing Photos February 28, 2020 30 By Peter Engel CategoryArticles BlogTagsBehind-the-scenes flash flash at wedding reception flash photography godox godox v860ii how to shoot a wedding learn wedding photography magmod magmod magsphere off camera flash photography photography tips reception photography speedlight using flash using flash at night wedding photographer Wedding Photography wedding photography flash wedding photography flash setup wedding photography flash tips wedding photography tips wedding photography tutorial 30 Comments M28 Photography says: October 3, 2019 at 9:48 pm Nice. Just got an X-T3 and I’m slowly trying to get comfortable shooting with my Fuji at a wedding. I’m currently on the Sony system. Anyway…do you bounce flash/off camera flash at receptions at all? Also, is the X-T2 still a good enough camera to be a second body? Reply Reggie Ballesteros says: October 3, 2019 at 9:55 pm It’s awesome to see how our approaches are so different haha. Great to see your thought process, settings, and how you get your look for reception dancing photos. Reply Mikeyboards says: October 3, 2019 at 10:03 pm This was really helpful thank you! Reply John Branch IV Photography says: October 3, 2019 at 10:21 pm Slipped a little taste of what some of my behind the scene full wedding day video is going to look like in this one. Hope you enjoyed. 😊 Reply V Green says: October 3, 2019 at 11:26 pm Thank you. You are awesome. Reply Crismariu Gabriel says: October 4, 2019 at 7:54 am Awesome! For next video please also post the shutter speed and actual f stop if possible 🙂 keep up the good work! Reply Ash Fields says: October 4, 2019 at 9:47 am Your channel is perfect! This was the hardest part of the wedding I found (as I’ve only shot my first so far). I never ever use flash so will be listening attentively. Reply Kristie Jochim says: October 4, 2019 at 1:14 pm Thank you for this video! Do you have it set to autofocus or manual focus for dance floor scenes? Reply Mercilius Hawke says: October 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm So helpful. Thanks John. Reply jesse colon says: October 6, 2019 at 3:18 pm how would you shoot when there a lot of dj lights with lots of colors flashing everywhere Reply 007MrFelix says: October 7, 2019 at 3:52 pm Hi, thank you ! I have problems to focus with my xt2 and 18-55, but as you showed with a 14mm and flash on , makes the point, I noticed that Andrew Billington uses ZONE FOCUS , he focuses at 4ft , f10 , shutter 1/15 , iso 2000, and gets every image sharp… Reply Scott Williams Photography says: October 8, 2019 at 6:05 pm Now that is what I call a useful video 🙂 Reply Ashlyn Writes says: October 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm Y'all are magical. I'm one of those dance flo' dancers who's amazed you can capture the action while so much is going on! Reply Argie B says: October 21, 2019 at 4:22 am Bro, does ur natural preset compatible with photoshop? Reply Q Carson says: October 23, 2019 at 7:21 am Great video Good Sir! Reply Lorenzo Tds says: December 12, 2019 at 4:24 pm I use the "garyfong" to do the same thing you do. In addition, I also make long exposure shots at very low ISO and very small aperture, to block the dance with the flash, but to bring some lightpainting Reply Olatunde Fadahunsi says: December 31, 2019 at 3:10 am What are your thoughts of TTL for the flash? In situations like this, would it be accurate most of the time? Reply Symz G says: January 12, 2020 at 4:07 pm I love the fact that none of your vids have any thumb downs!!! Love your presentation and the light heartedness. Very easy watching… Reply stephanie abrigo says: January 17, 2020 at 4:47 am Your laugh is so contagious! Love it! 📸 Reply Wendy Witzig says: January 18, 2020 at 4:08 am Thanks for your video! Interested in your camera settings for dance receptions? Reply Marty Scheall says: January 20, 2020 at 1:00 pm I’ve only done two smaller weddings (my first was in a school cafeteria!) and was just asked this past week to shoot a third in April. Feeling rather nervous about it, I started checking out YouTube to see if I could get some pointers. That’s when I discovered your channel. Your videos are an inspiration to me! I now feel more confident and have picked up some ideas having watched them. Thank you and keep putting out great work! Reply Kevin Lubin says: January 22, 2020 at 12:51 pm So what lens and flash power would you use for toast and first dances ? Reply smack daddy says: January 25, 2020 at 9:10 pm I hope you get lots more subs dude. You got the magic. Reply Elisa Lopez says: January 27, 2020 at 4:08 am Great video thanks! What do you do in extra dark reception rooms when it's really hard to focus your camera? story of my life and I'm grabbing way to many blurry shots even with the red beam assist. Reply Mark Day says: January 30, 2020 at 1:12 pm Ha! Now discovered a way of getting different dance floor shots! In the past I've fired off about 20 shots, knowing that 1 or 2 will go in the album. This videohas broadened my mind set.My next challenge is to master the gymnastics that is cake cutting. The choreography for that important shot is so difficult – well to me anyway (I've got far too many shots of false smiles as the couple slice into the cake). Great video series – very engaging and love the humour. Reply Alicechevy says: February 1, 2020 at 8:41 pm How was your experience with the shutter speed. Is 1/250 fast enough to collect all moving objects? I will use a yongnuo flash without hss and I think it will be only possible to use it until 1/250s Reply Mariah Villegas says: February 10, 2020 at 10:00 am Hello John!! This video is incredible and so useful. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. Do you know what flash will be the same for a Canon camera? Reply One-Two says: February 10, 2020 at 11:05 pm Sorry, I didn't get if you shoot with AF or manual? If AF, do you have a assist lights?Great video! Thank you! Reply Jake Campa says: February 15, 2020 at 4:25 pm Thanks so much for those flash tips! But man what is that song you have on in the background??? Reply Jay says: February 25, 2020 at 9:11 am Great video thank you. If using the light sphere would you still use the fold down diffuser on the speedlight? Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.