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    Default Any good clubbing photographers to recommend?

    Hi guys,

    I will be covering a clubbing event for my friend. And it's pretty last minute. I'm shooting free for them so it's mutual understanding there could be slips in quality. Of course, I'm trying my best to be professional and not let that happen.

    Anyone here could point to me some really good photographers who specialize in clubs? Better still, point me to their online URL. Hope to learn something good. I tried googling.. but no avail.

    Any tips, could share here too!

    Cheers.

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    such photos usually end up on either nightlife or mumtazz,
    so it might be a better idea to look through those websites
    http://www.nightlife.sg
    http://www.mumtazz.com

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    1. bring a wide lens (you wont always be able to step back without stepping on someone)
    2. f4 should be ok for most group shots if you're using a wide lens
    3. use iso800 or iso1600 (and try to frame as much of the background lights in as possible)
    4. shutter speed around 1/40s (nothing slower than 1/30s)
    5. if you're using omnibounce and intend to aim it up, stick a bigger bounce card behind it
    6. remember that they cant hear you, so use sign language
    7. wave your hands inwards to gather them closer
    8. hold out your palm and when you have their attention, show them your index finger to indicate you wish to take another photo
    9. do check for people who jump into the photo at the last second just before you shoot (it happens very often and they get cropped off without you even noticing sometimes)
    10. if there are too many people just behind them, lower your angle a bit

    cheers

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    Default Re: Any good clubbing photographers to recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by LiOnElLiN View Post
    1. bring a wide lens (you wont always be able to step back without stepping on someone)
    2. f4 should be ok for most group shots if you're using a wide lens
    3. use iso800 or iso1600 (and try to frame as much of the background lights in as possible)
    4. shutter speed around 1/40s (nothing slower than 1/30s)
    5. if you're using omnibounce and intend to aim it up, stick a bigger bounce card behind it
    6. remember that they cant hear you, so use sign language
    7. wave your hands inwards to gather them closer
    8. hold out your palm and when you have their attention, show them your index finger to indicate you wish to take another photo
    9. do check for people who jump into the photo at the last second just before you shoot (it happens very often and they get cropped off without you even noticing sometimes)
    10. if there are too many people just behind them, lower your angle a bit

    cheers
    nice review. i am not comfortable with f4 sometimes in group photos though, always use bout minimum f5.6 to f6.3 haha.

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    thanks... depends how wide your lens is i guess?
    16mm to 30mm - f4
    30mm to 40mm - f5.6
    40mm to 50mm - f6.3

    Quote Originally Posted by knpan View Post
    nice review. i am not comfortable with f4 sometimes in group photos though, always use bout minimum f5.6 to f6.3 haha.

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    Default Re: Any good clubbing photographers to recommend?

    using a 17-40. (:

    Thanks for your review! I think I might be using flash but guess I will experiment tomorrow then. It's the event at St James, ohgenki and local designers showcase events.

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    no problem, g'luck!

    Quote Originally Posted by germ_boi View Post
    using a 17-40. (:

    Thanks for your review! I think I might be using flash but guess I will experiment tomorrow then. It's the event at St James, ohgenki and local designers showcase events.

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    haha...

    check out castlesinthesky


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    just remember a bounce card is very essential due to very low light and perhaps very high ceiling. if is outdoor then no ceiling le
    random equipment.
    where are my primes?

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    thanks for the headsup!

    realised i lent my bouncecard (the foamy type) to my friend and not have it now. Made one new one in a jiffy. haha. Using Drawing board, not the best material, but will do.

    See ya, will see if I get any acceptable shots then post them up here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knpan View Post
    nice review. i am not comfortable with f4 sometimes in group photos though, always use bout minimum f5.6 to f6.3 haha.
    f5.6 to f6.3 means shutter going to be so slow liaoz le...f2.8 to f4 will be just nice...

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    Default Re: Any good clubbing photographers to recommend?

    Get Knight Ong, plenty of experience in covering events and difficult lighting situations, you tell him what photos you want, he delivers regardless of environment conditions

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    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    f5.6 to f6.3 means shutter going to be so slow liaoz le...f2.8 to f4 will be just nice...
    f2.8 then there would be shallow depth of field. some other row might be oof.

    i shoot at 18mm most of the time for group photos, and aperture f5/.6 to f6.3.

    no need to worry about shutter shake cause 1/3oth to 1/4oth is sharp enough. iso at 800 always.

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    I usually shoot with shutter slower than 1/40s (depending on the lighting in order to get the background light) and f4 (reasonably sharp to me)...
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiOnElLiN View Post
    such photos usually end up on either nightlife or mumtazz,
    so it might be a better idea to look through those websites
    http://www.nightlife.sg
    http://www.mumtazz.com
    See also www.whosgoing.sg
    I am NOT a PROfessional photographer and photography is NOT my hobby

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    Default Re: Any good clubbing photographers to recommend?

    I shot many club events ... check out my Events portfolio...but i still find my photos cannot make it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youhong View Post
    that time i shot at MOS saw a photog from this site.... he said he also got visit CS...forgot his name liao............

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witness View Post
    haha...

    check out castlesinthesky

    Yah, u can ask castlesinthesky.

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    jeff's the man! keke..

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