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Old December 8th, 2009, 12:44 AM   #16
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Tim, some electronic flashes with infra red devices don't use them for focusing and need a modicum of other light to focus. My Sony Alpha's like that - though of course it probably isn't what most pros would use. Mind the OP did write about very substanital video lights, not on-camera LEDs.
Sorry Phil, I was referring to Dany's post about the LED in place of a flash mounted on the camera.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 04:49 PM   #17
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I have three things to say on this.

First, that really sucks, Dana. I can't imagine having a light shaking all over the place.

Second, this is where videographers need to take the lead and set up lighting in certain situations. I've had a number of photographers mention to me how much they appreciated our set up lighting for things like the first dance, etc.

Third, this is also where contacting a photographer ahead of time could help resolve the issue. If you coordinate in advance with the photographer, they might realize they don't need to hold a light since you'll be lighting the scene. It won't solve every problem, but I think it helps a lot.
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Old December 8th, 2009, 10:18 PM   #18
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Third, this is also where contacting a photographer ahead of time could help resolve the issue. If you coordinate in advance with the photographer, they might realize they don't need to hold a light since you'll be lighting the scene.
[photographer's inner voice] "Who's this CHERRY, calling me talking about his lights. Since I assess perfectly all lighting situations on-the-spot, during the event, with no outside assistance or recommendations/guidance needed, this phone call gives me the perfect opportunity to patronize, just so he knows who's really in charge." [END photographer's inner voice]
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