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    Unhappy my turn : been arrowed to cover ROM ceremony

    Hi CSers!

    I have recently been arrowed to cover the ROM ceremony for a cousin of mine.
    Seems like cost is a factor and hence, they will prefer someone who's FOC.

    Anyway, the problem is, even though I know that their expectations are not high, I do not want the pictures to turn out bad as well...

    As I am just a 'normal' photographer, my kit is pretty limited.

    Question is, what can I do with this kit of mine? What should I look out for during the solemnization and maybe outdoor shots later?

    my kit:
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    - minolta dynax 505si super
    - 28-80mm + 75-300mm


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    I can't help on your technique part because i *luckily* haven been arrowed before.

    Equipment wise, i believe its recommended you have a external flash. It can be used for bounce flash, which i think is very useful.

    regards and good luck!

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    i guess I will have to get my hands on borrowed flash then...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wryer
    Equipment wise, i believe its recommended you have a external flash. It can be used for bounce flash, which i think is very useful.
    I second that ... get a external flash and use ur camera + 28-80mm to cover the whole event ...

    for indoor photography , try ISO 400 film , bounce flash technique ..
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    for indoor photography , try ISO 400 film , bounce flash technique ..
    erm, megaweb, if no bounce card how?
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    I covered ROM before. Just shoot n shoot n shoot. Use speedlite and wide angle lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff49er
    I covered ROM before. Just shoot n shoot n shoot. Use speedlite and wide angle lens
    thanks jeff49er! but as you can see from my post, I am very limited in 'hardware'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by petaflopz
    thanks jeff49er! but as you can see from my post, I am very limited in 'hardware'...
    well, you can try to borrow one from a friendly helpful trusting CSer here... give it a shot, post a request, you might be surprised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacko
    well, you can try to borrow one from a friendly helpful trusting CSer here... give it a shot, post a request, you might be surprised.
    haha! just confirmed with a friend that he will be lending me his flash... so guys/gals, what next should I take note of?

    I remember togu always recommends P mode... what gives?

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    Quote Originally Posted by petaflopz
    erm, megaweb, if no bounce card how?
    errrr ... you can
    - borrow
    - buy
    - DIY yourself
    - rob (not advisable)
    - steal (not advisable)
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    errrr ... you can
    - borrow
    - buy
    - DIY yourself
    - rob (not advisable)
    - steal (not advisable)
    I wonder if my son's pampers can do the job...
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    errrr ... you can
    - borrow
    - buy
    - DIY yourself
    - rob (not advisable)
    - steal (not advisable)

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    petaflopz,
    OK , joke a side , below are some links that discussed before on how to take better shots during Wedding/ROM events :

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=44066

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43886

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43864

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=42885

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43336

    hope these links can help you to build up your confidence and technique
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    petaflopz,
    OK , joke a side , below are some links that discussed before on how to take better shots during Wedding/ROM events :

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=44066

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43886

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43864

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=42885

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43336

    hope these links can help you to build up your confidence and technique
    thanks megaweb!
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    i think it would be good if you can use the borrowed flash and go for a practice shoot, get use to the new attachment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wacko
    i think it would be good if you can use the borrowed flash and go for a practice shoot, get use to the new attachment.
    I second that too

    try to test the exposure with different setup .... and also composition too
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    Quote Originally Posted by petaflopz
    I wonder if my son's pampers can do the job...
    For a quick job, spread and tie a white hankerchef over the flash head

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    Thanks fellas for your help!
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    bounce card is a must does magic with reducing harsh flashes.... through wedding shoots i attach my bounce then no need to bother to keep thiking about exposure and stuff just focus and wat to shoot and how to shoot, becuase you gotta be 1 step ahead of the couple any anyone else. oR else miss shot wasted

    just a little advise from mi.
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    ok guys,

    I have got my flash... a simple Suntax 928AF...will this suffice?

    a few questions still linger:
    1. Do I bounce flash off ceiling throughout the ROM ceremony?
    2. What angle should I bounce the flash?
    3. If I have no diffuser, OMNIBounce, etc, is it compulsory to at least use a hankerchief/tissue to diffuse the flash?
    4. thinking of using 'A' priority throughout... is it recommended?
    5. oh yeah... this flash unit does not have swivel so, what should I look out for when shooting portrait mode? Direct flash no tilt?

    thanks!

    sorry for being a pain in the #$%#!!
    Last edited by petaflopz; 29th September 2003 at 12:46 PM.
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