11th April 2008, 09:36 AM
BikeAsia - tips for newbie please?
I'm thinking of going to the BikeAsia show tomorrow. I'm a relative newbie, I've done a bit of travel photography, but I've never tried taking pics at a show like this before.
I'm hoping some of you "old hands" will share their tips on shooting at shows.
Should I use flash, or is there enough available light to use my 400D hand-held? What would be the usual ISO you guys would use?
Are you allowed to bring in a tripod or monopod?
Do exhibitors mind you taking pictures, or do you need ask permission.
For shooting the models, flash or no flash?
If using flash for the models, is a flash bracket and off-camera flash a must to getting flattering pictures? Do you use any kind of diffuser gadgets like the stofen or Gary Fong devices.
Any other tips?
Thanks in advance to all of you. This forum is a fantastic resource for people like me!!!
11th April 2008, 10:08 AM
Re: BikeAsia - tips for newbie please?
A flash is normally required, but it is not a must.
ISO really depends on the lighting condition. ISO 400 and above is normally used depends on lighting and how fast is your lens.
A monopod is preferred and normally allow. If have doubt just ask before entering.
Most exhibitors don't mind, but if you really want to be polite then ask permission.
A lots of things can be used as diffuser. Whether it is self-made or bought. That
one you have to trial and error.
11th April 2008, 06:01 PM