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    anybody got tips to share with me on how to cover a press release? suppose to go for one next week but i have no idea what's it abt and what i shld be taking other than the VIPs.

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    Beside the people, I`m sure you can the surrounding view too. The objects, food and drink, the staff, the interior. I`m sure you can do it.

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    haha. thanks for the vote of encouragement.

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    Thats a good opportunity you have!
    I would say that it would be good to know what the journalist
    would like to write on, and shoot accordingly.
    The sooner you get it, the longer you enjoy it.
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    thanks for the tip. will check with her later.

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    Good Luck! And do share with the results after it, if it's not those confidential kind...

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    haha. its gonna be embarassing, not confidential.

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    You key role in such an event is to get the key shots. Get an itinerary or sequence of events for the day. Know who are the VIPs and make sure you get good shots of them. Know where you should be at every part of the schedule.

    As long as you get the key shots, the rest is up to you to be creative. The key shots need not be creative, but its got to be taken

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    You key role in such an event is to get the key shots. Get an itinerary or sequence of events for the day. Know who are the VIPs and make sure you get good shots of them. Know where you should be at every part of the schedule.

    As long as you get the key shots, the rest is up to you to be creative. The key shots need not be creative, but its got to be taken

    Hope this helps...
    alrighty. great tips u got for me. i gotta take notes of this.

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    oh yeah. got 1 qns i forgot to ask. shld i use my 135 since i don't think i am gonna be that near to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    oh yeah. got 1 qns i forgot to ask. shld i use my 135 since i don't think i am gonna be that near to them.
    I would generally first find out the place i would be going. a rough estimate would do. i would talk to the person who engaged me on the size of the place, how close i can get to the shots i need to take, etc. from there, i can then estimate what lenses i would need. i would also go early to do some test shots so that when the event starts, i dun have to keep fiddling with settings.

    i normally would have my 12-24 f/4, 17-50 f/2.8, and 80-200 f/2.8 with me as the versatility of zoom lenses are very useful for events. if i am caught in a tight space, the 12-24 is useful, and if i'm far, i got the 80-200. other than the zooms, i would then carry a prime or two. so, it'll be good to talk to the person who engaged you to do the shoot to estimate what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    I would generally first find out the place i would be going. a rough estimate would do. i would talk to the person who engaged me on the size of the place, how close i can get to the shots i need to take, etc. from there, i can then estimate what lenses i would need. i would also go early to do some test shots so that when the event starts, i dun have to keep fiddling with settings.

    i normally would have my 12-24 f/4, 17-50 f/2.8, and 80-200 f/2.8 with me as the versatility of zoom lenses are very useful for events. if i am caught in a tight space, the 12-24 is useful, and if i'm far, i got the 80-200. other than the zooms, i would then carry a prime or two. so, it'll be good to talk to the person who engaged you to do the shoot to estimate what you need.
    ahhh ... i work for the company. but not doing photography. i am the sales guy. company photog not free so he ask me to cover the event for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    ahhh ... i work for the company. but not doing photography. i am the sales guy. company photog not free so he ask me to cover the event for him.
    i c so you should know the event to know what to bring
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    hey flip... so you shooting for free is it?

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    Depending what the event is about & what are the possible angles the journalist going to write on the article.

    You can try capture key shots like,
    Crowd turn up
    VIPs
    If its a product launch, maybe you want to get shots of people checking out the product or a key person in your company posing with the product etc.

    Just take alot of photos from different (story perspective & shots variety)
    more choices in the end

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    Quote Originally Posted by geraldkhoo View Post
    i c so you should know the event to know what to bring
    yeah but not the location though. waiting for the editor to update me. i rather shoot the cover for the mags! damn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyxx88 View Post
    hey flip... so you shooting for free is it?
    ya la. u think my company will pay me meh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundugundu View Post
    Depending what the event is about & what are the possible angles the journalist going to write on the article.

    You can try capture key shots like,
    Crowd turn up
    VIPs
    If its a product launch, maybe you want to get shots of people checking out the product or a key person in your company posing with the product etc.

    Just take alot of photos from different (story perspective & shots variety)
    more choices in the end
    ok ok. i think the general idea is to shoot everything and then sift it out later. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flipfreak View Post
    ok ok. i think the general idea is to shoot everything and then sift it out later. thanks!
    haha yeassh
    btw you said that its gonna be an embrassing event? why?
    i hope the photos are not gonna be use to shame anyone :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundugundu View Post
    haha yeassh
    btw you said that its gonna be an embrassing event? why?
    i hope the photos are not gonna be use to shame anyone :P
    no la. embarassing because its gonna look noobish. and probably really boring as well.

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