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    Can anyone offer me some advice please?

    I've been asked to take photographs of guests at my sister in law's wedding. I'll set up my D5100 indoors on a tripod near a window to give natural light. However I would like advice on which lens to use. At the moment I only have the 18-55 kit lens and don't have the option to spend loads on a new portrait lens. The photos I'll be taking will be mainly posed couples.

    Thanks in advance for your advice.

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    Hi, you'll be fine with the kit lens for couples who pose in good light by a window. Take some test shots with a friend or whoever, so you can see the best settings and leave it at that.

    If it was in the church, then it would be a different ball game due to poor light, but it isn't, so relax and enjoy yourself

    And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with any camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials to get you started. The most useful is the http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...06_Levels.html and for even more adjustment. The http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...07_Curves.html is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever

    Cheers!

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    You should be ok but i would look at getting an external flash something like a nissin di622mk2 easy to use and it could make all the difference

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    Thanks very much for the advice chaps. I'm fairly new to DSLRs and really appreciate the help. Do you recommend using portrait mode or setting the camera up manually?

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    Some people have suggested investing in the 50mm 1.8 G lens by Nikon. Why, if at all, would this be more beneficial than the kit lens?

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    I would setup in aperture priority mode and then check what speed the camera sets. if its to slow then you are going to need flash but that should be bounced from a ceiling or wall. you dont want to use direct flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawstron1 View Post
    Some people have suggested investing in the 50mm 1.8 G lens by Nikon. Why, if at all, would this be more beneficial than the kit lens?
    It's a 'fast lens' (lets in more light) so can be used in low light conditions like inside a church http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lens_speed

    Wave has suggested the Nissin Di622 Mark11 Nikon Fit Speedlite. For the price it's very good at 108 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Nissin-Speed...9164359&sr=1-1
    See this youtube tutorial for help with flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRoZwkTj74k

    I suggest you have a look at this:
    Beginners DSLR, CSC or Compact tutorial to get you on the right track!
    Totally new to photography and just got a new DSLR, CSC or compact? Then take a look at Canons basic tutorials and learn how to use them. In Part 2, find out about ISO, Exposure, Depth of Field, Aperture priority, Shutter priority etc in picture form – this applies to all makes of camera.
    http://web.canon.jp/imaging/enjoydslr/index.html

    And don't forget. Post processing is an important part of photography and should be used to sharpen and enhance pictures taken with any camera. If you don't have an imaging editor, then use the one in my signature below. There are 32 video tutorials to get you started. The most useful is the http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...06_Levels.html and for even more adjustment. The http://ictpublish.com/pixlr/Videoes/...07_Curves.html is a must (it's my favourite all-in-one adjuster). My Resize-Crop-Sharpen tutorial below, will get your pics ready for the internet or whatever

    Cheers!

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    Last edited by Chris Cool; 08-06-12 at 02:18 PM.

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    hi rawstron

    If you need to buy a flash and dont have the money to buy brand named one then this might help you out i have one as my back up flash and if i am using my other one which is a Canon one i put this on my other DSLR and it works great and its only 28.23 with free shipping in the UK and it fits your model as well the D5100
    ive dropped the link below for you

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...ls_o00_s00_i00

    hope this is some help to you

    all the best

    Russ

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    Thanks for all the info!!



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    Brilliant! Much appreciated for all the help and advice. Cheers.

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