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Old Sep 11, 2012, 8:24 PM   #1
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I shot a wedding saturday with a room surrounded on 3 sides by glass.Done it before thought no big deal until the bridal party starting coming down thw isle and much to my horror the sun starting setting right behind them.With the sun coming through the glass and me shooting straight into it it made for a bad situation.Of course the pics were getting blown out with a bad haze.I moved over to the side so i would be shooting more from an angle and used the crowd to try to block the sun and I got some usable shots but not as good as I would have liked. If anybody has any suggestions in case this happens again I would appreciate it. thanks
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 9:23 AM   #2
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Add light from the front - flash would be the easiest.

Shoot with a different background. Likely the parade starts through a side door and turns down the aisle. Get them as they come through that door.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 4:14 PM   #3
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An assistant with a reflector would help, as well. It can be difficult to anticipate everything that can go wrong, and that is why I don't do weddings.

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This is why wedding photography is probably the hardest type of photography!!! You have to live with what you have and get the best out of every (lighting) situation....
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I know it's a bit late to get back to this thread, but have you considered trying to rescue the existing photos? I would try using HDR software to bring out the shadow detail, and applying something like a soft spot filter, or diffuse glow, to give the effect of walking out of a shining background. Or something similar to make it look a bit more artistic.

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Front fill light, something like flash with a soft-box defuser. The defuser will soften the light, making it look almost natural.
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