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Event Photography: A Photo & Video Lighting Tutorial
By Jay P. Morgan
I had the opportunity to shoot a celebrity event in New York at a club owned by Susan Sarandon. King Pong asked us to be there to cover Paulini’s performance of her new son “Ping Pong for my Heart”. The final edited piece can be see at http://kingpongproductions.com/news/ping-pong-my-heart-live-spin-nyc . Shooting events can be very hard and in this lesson I will share some insights that will make it a bit easer. I learn every time I shoot and this was no exception. One clarification I want to make about camera settings that was not as clear as I would have liked it in the video. I shoot in aperture priority when I shoot stills and in shutter priority when I shoot video. When shooting video in shutter priority I set the shutter at 1/50th of a second and allow the aperture to fluctuate. I hope you find this helpful.
Keep those cameras rolling, and keep on click’n!