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    Default How do I take Chingay shots?

    Chingay will be passing by Simei itself at night so I wanted to try take some shots at that time.

    I have Canon EOS 400D and EF28-135mm IS lens. I have no external flash.

    Instead of me trying for trial and error, is there any initial settings that I should set before I start shooting?

    What should I look out for as a newbie? Maybe I should get an external flash too?
    Last edited by nkthen; 23rd February 2007 at 03:07 PM.

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    Default Re: How do I take Chingay shots?

    bee there early to get a good spot

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    Increase your ISO, use the biggest aperture, and practise panning your shot. An external flash would useful for your subjects as the reach is longer than the pop up flash, but would not help in capturing the dark background.
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    Try shutter speed priority (Tv), set to 1/30sec to 1/125sec depend on focal length, high ISO and internal flash on.
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    come to Fengshan 85 market around 5+pm to start playing since it ends at simei...
    at least you can start with evening light first instead of going straight to night if you dun feel comfortable.
    so near anyway.
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    Default Re: How do I take Chingay shots?

    use camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojopy View Post
    come to Fengshan 85 market around 5+pm to start playing since it ends at simei...
    at least you can start with evening light first instead of going straight to night if you dun feel comfortable.
    so near anyway.
    That schedule is available on this Sunday

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    Default Re: How do I take Chingay shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by nkthen View Post
    Chingay will be passing by Simei itself at night so I wanted to try take some shots at that time.

    I have Canon EOS 400D and EF28-135mm IS lens. I have no external flash.

    Instead of me trying for trial and error, is there any initial settings that I should set before I start shooting?

    What should I look out for as a newbie? Maybe I should get an external flash too?
    If you could buy/borrow a fast prime like a 85f1.8 that would help a lot, depending on how far the performers are and the kinds of shots you want (i.e. floats / overview), a cheap 50f1.8 may be useful as well.

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    Default Re: How do I take Chingay shots?

    Is there a need to 'borrow' a high mm lens like 300mm? I may want to get an external flash.

    BTW, will anyone be at Simei?

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    Default Re: How do I take Chingay shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by nkthen View Post
    Is there a need to 'borrow' a high mm lens like 300mm? I may want to get an external flash.

    BTW, will anyone be at Simei?
    300mm f2.8 with a 400D? u need a tripod or monopod... remember dun screw on your body...
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