I photograph the dead.
if worst case scenario and really even the staff ask you if can be photoghrapher, try checking out the freelancers. Of course there will be those who charge money for their experience and equipment and those who are okay with just a meal to practice their hobby like me but constrained by working schedules. It all comes down to just how good the photos they willing to pay for.
Last edited by Flashbulb; 2nd November 2008 at 01:09 PM.
I photograph the dead.
Bring the 18-55mm and 50mm will do. Just my little 0.2 cents worth when covering events.
1) You need a wide angle to cover the room for some shots, so 18mm on the 1.6 crop will be just nice
2) close up on people posing for you can be easily covered with the 18-55 too.
3) 50mm when you have the time to change to it. I believe the 50mm should be a large aperture lens to produce nice portraits in between the prom session.
I don't own canon system, but I believe the 450D has built in flash ? Use it please.
Manual mode, shutter to more than 1/80 aperture as large as you would like to go. ISO typically 800. That should give you sufficient ambient light with the correct amount of flash to lit up your subjects.
No point for the 55-250, you wouldn't be so far away from your subjects anyway. Move your ass close to them if required.
TS , i had a crappy prom. not much people supported it cause of .... our bad experiences in sec school.
i still went for it for old times sake... i didnt enjoy so much as i was still bitter from what happened. the girl of my dreams (now my gf) who was my classmate skipped it .
the girl of my previous dreams was there and we sat staring at each other for 4 hours.
the food.. uh.. i cant remember what food lolz. our theme was Retro. it woulda been a good photo shoot cause many really went crazy wearing old school retro including me!
though it was sucky, i had fun. this is the night, where you really are your true self, whgere enemies become friends and you either create lifelong friendships, or loose them there and then.
your photos sure can bring back memories. i urge TS not to just take photo of friends, but do make sure you're in it too. and important part... RELAX and enjoy it.
a mere $100 is nothing compared to your experience with your last experience in sec school with your friends, until your next phase in life in either Poly or JC.
*PS* do take photos of the food :P i regretted not remembering what i ate
do within your means, no need to spend any extra money, unless you are now staying in landed property and your father drive a ferrari. Afterall its just a volunteer service with no payment. Bring the zoom lens alone will be good enough,but must carry a bag or pouch to store extra batteries. Be there early, do some dry run test shot and check on lcd screen. Bring enough of fully charged batteries, you'll need it. Try not to shoot too many overall scene, flash power will be drain off very quickly. If the place is set up one night before actual day it would be even better. Arrange a few friends to go down for a simulation test session and get your settings corrected for the final day. See, it's just that simple !
Beware...the Murphy's Law...Good Luck.
It is such a quiet thing to fall,
But far more terrible is to admit it
Thanks for your reminder.
yes, page 3 already concluded the story yet it's still being drag on to page 7.
this Abuddlah guy seems a bit naive, and his so call "4 years friend " is trying to edge up on him. But anyway, he did make a wise/right choice in the last moment, good luck to him.