so cool my friend enthusiastically accepted my offer to be her back-up photog for the actual day so that i can venture into this type of photography. i'm using a coolpix5700.
i have a few questions:
1. lens: is 35mm as my widest good enuff for indoor shots in a HDB flat? i've got a crappy $65 WA that's meant to be for a videocam just to play play, and the distortions are horrendous. if i use that i can correct the barrel distortion in PS one by one no problem, but if i dun have to use it, i won't. or, do u recommend a higher quality WA convertor?
2. lighting: i've been browsing the net for those "photojounalistic style" photos and i think most of them don't use flash for indoors at the flat (in the morning, i guess). i'm not sure whether that's enuff light for my cam (non-slr, dun have luxury of 50mm/f1.8!!). i've had some success hand-holding 1/15 for my widest setting, but then if i'm gonna do that all day long i might end up with shake and that's gonna result in a bad hit rate overall. f/2.8 is the biggest i can go, and that's at 35mm. will iso400 be too noisy? b/w photos look good grainy anyway?
3. there will be an official photog present. so no matter wat, i stay behind him right? my friend will be telling the photog that i'll be around, i guess it's a good idea to talk to him abit and get him comfortable with my presence? might even learn a thing or two from him?
4. at the banquet i'll definitely be using flash, right? will my flash distract or spoil the shots of the official photographer? can't be so zhun that when my flash fires, his fires too, resulting in his over-exposed shots? (and mine too of course!)
5. i dunno if this is a stupid question, but should i pack the tripod and reflector (and anything else?) in the car anyway? would i need it?
er.. for the moment, this is all i can think of. haha sorree for the lengthy questions. when i think of more i'll post it up. first time taking wedding lar, gan cheong leh!