Last edited by ahbian; 23rd October 2008 at 08:46 PM.
It's only fair that since you have to run around with the camera and spoil half of your fun, they can at least chip in for necessary expenses. In a crowded place, I don't think 50mm is going to be of much use. And if you don't want flat photos out of the built in flash, you might need an external flash even with a fast lens. With an external flash (if you know how to use it), even your 18-55 will probably be enough.
You can of course try your best with existing equipments if your class have realistic ideas on what to expect from the setup. Given what you said about the chairman, it doesn't look as if they have realistic ideas. Try your best and prepare them for the worst just in case.
good luck anyway.
In the first place, u can use any equipment u want. Its a matter of choice and how well u can handle the equipment. If u don't know how to handle an external flash (light bounce, etc), i rather u not use it. Serious. I have seen many people scr*wing up pictures when they cannot handle the flash properly. Flash is a good tool to use if u know how. My advise for u is that if u really need the external flash, get it a few days b4 hand and play around with it. 50mm is fine, as long as u can handle it. But bring in wider ones for grp pictures.
Second, if he has no cash for u, and u have no spare cash, juz make do with what u have. I understand that u wanna do it good, but many times, u might have notice, photography is not juz about skill, its about $ as well. They cannot expect u to do a fantastic job if they are not even willing to pay u a single cent. They don't even have the courtesy to pay for ur ticket in. Materalistic it sounds, but its a fact. Pay peanuts and get peanuts.
Third, i tot that almost all the schools have some photographic equipment? Did u ask ur teacher? maybe u can get some stuff from there.
Conclusion: No $, don't rent or buy any additional things (unless u can borrow them). Juz do ur best with what u have.
Last edited by Fotophilic; 23rd October 2008 at 08:58 PM.
cameras are not made of tofu
1. Don't pay for your Prom Night entry ticket or what sorts.
Is there really a need to insert the comment about the D90?
You need to stand up and speak up as a photographer because you know the limitations of the scene and your equipment; they don't.
After reading, I have a question. 50mm f?!?. Isn't that kind of crucial here since it's low light? And in my opinion, 450D's noise control is pretty bad so you don't want to push it up too high.
Generally, if you're skillful, using a large aperture lens like 50 1.2L will be best, maybe even throw in a flash. But then again you're short on cash for equipment. Perhaps borrow from other friends?
Also, if you're using f2.8 in my definition of low light (Indoors, dimmed lights, at night), you'll probably not be able to even focus without IR AF assist with a 450D. I don't even think the 1D3 can.
Well guys, i will talk to the chairman again tmr and see how. Or else i will just take some pictures for myself and my friends. Don't care about the photographer thing already
hmm if its me, i'd take it as a investment !! =)
i probably rent a 12-60mm swd for my e-3 if im asked to shoot..
btw, worry about the o's 1st huh !!
left like 7 more papers then worry about the lens !!
btw what school you from ??
im from montfort !
actualy, for my school we do not have a photography club.
im in the AV club and we have to settle the photography for school events too.
it was something we try to pass down from senior to jr.
and we do not have any equipment at all..unless you're counting a 5mp finepix for quick shots and the dont know how to use dslr peeps
other then that, most in fact all the time i have to use my e-3 while my jr uses his 40d.
we dont even have a proper tripod!!
but all the photos goes into the school mag and on 2 occasions mine went to SPH for the straits time sports section write up on my school =)
10 more ?
i thought left maths paper 1 tmr...
next week its ss, phy and math 2..
the next after its poa and chin and 1 more week after that its poa and sci mcq!!!
Topic-wise, i think the chairman is very unfair when he's asking you to take on a fairly large task without any budget. You could considering sharing the cost with the chairman if your chairman thinks that it is unfair on his side to bear the full financial "burden".
But when people who knows nuts about DLSR wants you to shoot for them, they will usually have too much expectations on you.
Okay now guys! Now the chairman tell me that the prom night is in a ballroom with BRIGHT lights! Like those normal ballroom. But i think he is crapping with me since there will be dance and performance. I don't think it will be very BRIGHT. Anyway, just wanna know what kind of settings should i use?