3 years ago, I started exploring into commercial wedding filming using Nikon DSLR, without much information, guides and training available, me and my buddy Chin Siang uses Nikon D7000 and started our journey and formed Motion In Style Cinematography. back then.
The ideas is simple, to create a short film for clients that entrusted us. We grew from a small team of 2, to a bigger team since then.
Dusk is one of the most amazing moment for photography and to get a good picture at this moment is pretty easy if you know your basic. First you’ll need a steady tripod, then make sure you are familiar with your camera & system, the more you know the better your chance at getting beautiful photos as dawn fade away very fast, especially the best duration of ‘golden hour‘ is only about 10minutes at most; You really do not want to be wasting your time finding a feature or setting of our camera. So, study your manual and understand your camera before you go out and shoot!
Generally, your will be shooting with a relatively long shutter speed to get the nice colors from the horizon. In order to get the longer shutter speed we preferred, we will be using low ISO together with a small aperture. In this series of photos, I used mainly Nikon 24-120VR, Nikon 18-35 and Nikon 50 f/1.4 on a Nikon D700. Generally I used aperture smaller than f/5.6 to f/22 on some cases. I’ve adjusted the ISO from 100 – 1600 depend on my subjects and the motion blur effects I wanted to archive.
Attached here with some of the photos I shot from a local theme park at Queensbay, Penang, there are edited with Adobe Lightroom 3. Please feel free to comment or share them to your friends.
&. btw, I am planning for an intensive class of Adobe Lightroom 3 for intermediate users, do send me an email if you are interested.
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Finally I have the time and idea to edit this set of photos, which was taken a long time ago, back during Chinese New Year this year. Anthony was a schoolmate of me who happened to be working in Shanghai and met his soul-mate, Stephanie there in a land far far away.
They had a simple buy fun wedding in Anthony’s home town, which is pretty nearby to my neighborhood – Setia Pearl Island!
The wedding kicked off in the morning with fetching the bride, gate crashing and tea ceremony session at Sungai Ara, followed a church solemnization. The reception is held at EQ ballroom.
I shot all these photos mainly with a 50mm, on a Nikon D700. Some shots are taken with 18-35, and the rest with 70-200. I picked and edited these photos on Adobe Lightroom 3.
Feel free to share them if you like, and of course, I am always open for wedding assignments.
Months after the short d90 video I do for fun, here I am with a brand new short video, shot entirely with a Nikon D3100 at 1080p24. Geared with lenses like 18-55DX VR, 50mm F1.4D, 70-200 F2.8 and a 24-120VR. Here I present to you, ‘Static . Motion’. Have a look and feel free to comment!
Here’s a small reviews from me after using Nikon D3100 for a short while, the 2nd generation D-movie from D3100 (and D7000 also) is ways better than the old version. The rolling shutter problem is almost non-visible now.
The new expeed engine and sensor also provide a much better low light performances; the most obvious improvement I noticed is got to be the very sharp video so long that you got the right focus compare to the soft, and low detailed video from D90, D5000 and D300s.
Last but not least, I will be having a small talk on ‘video filming using SLR’ at Freezed.asia on 3rd Dec 2010 and if you are interested on the topic, feel free to join and kindly share this page to anyone who might be interested.