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    Default Hello to all! noob qn as well!

    Hi there all!!
    sentinelazri here!
    just joined, hope to be learning more from all of u!
    1st, i am planning to go to the chingay parade for the first time with my dslr
    wat kind of tips can u guys give me?

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    Be there early, get a good spot with no one infront of u
    Bring your umbrella along
    Bring your water bottle along
    You will be waiting most of the time instead of clicking away
    Eat something before you are there.

    I personally will recommend a telephoto lens for such events.
    A spare wide angle can be useful too
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    thx!

    how bout a flash n tripod? needed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sentinelazri View Post
    thx!

    how bout a flash n tripod? needed?
    Right. Flash. Yap you can equip with one if it is within reach. Day and Evening Time, you can put in a fill flash (SB900) on the subject light up the face in case of insufficient lighting or the background is too bright.

    Tripod I will say you can forget it. It's too bulky and with sufficient light, it's not required. Besides you might be on the move too ? The whole chingay span quite a long way down. You might wanna move around, change your background and angles too. So Tripod weight will really bog you down.

    With a flash and sufficient lighting, I will say tripod is unnecessary here
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    thx again for the advice!

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    bring your ladder

    the ladder is the most important tool of them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    bring your ladder

    the ladder is the most important tool of them all.
    lol..

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    Hello...welcome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ssping83 View Post
    lol..
    No joke! I was at Mardi Gras one of the years and people really used ladders!! Those who didn't bring ladders had to try to get hold of things like beer carton boxes (those hard plastic ones) or other stuff to stand on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMediaLuz View Post
    No joke! I was at Mardi Gras one of the years and people really used ladders!! Those who didn't bring ladders had to try to get hold of things like beer carton boxes (those hard plastic ones) or other stuff to stand on!
    just goes to show the lengths some would take to get the good shot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ssping83 View Post
    lol..
    You think Nightmare is joking eh? heheheh.......... I dun think so hor.... Ladder is a good tool, especially in those kind of atmosphere adn I can guarantee you, u will be above all in shooting positions...... as i would expect lots of dad carrying their kids on the shoulder.... so a ladder..... Good choice!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by smalltake View Post
    You think Nightmare is joking eh? heheheh.......... I dun think so hor.... Ladder is a good tool, especially in those kind of atmosphere adn I can guarantee you, u will be above all in shooting positions...... as i would expect lots of dad carrying their kids on the shoulder.... so a ladder..... Good choice!!
    very good for crowd control.

    if you find yourself surrounded by too many people, just put the ladder on your back, and turn one full circle.

    tada, got a lot of space now.

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    Well actually I am going to bring my ladder there tomorrow
    If u don't get the front row, u can hardly take pictures of the performance infront of the stage.
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    I'm 2m tall. Do I need a ladder?

    I can rest my lens onto people's head as tripod!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zambullidor View Post
    I'm 2m tall. Do I need a ladder?

    I can rest my lens onto people's head as tripod!
    If you think ur 2m is taller than a kid on top of a 1.8m father, then don't bring
    Besides, your eyes are not 2m off the ground when you are
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Kwok View Post
    If you think ur 2m is taller than a kid on top of a 1.8m father, then don't bring
    Besides, your eyes are not 2m off the ground when you are
    Darn! Must dust off my stilts from my storeroom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zambullidor View Post
    I'm 2m tall. Do I need a ladder?

    I can rest my lens onto people's head as tripod!
    why not, if you get bored you can do ladder hopping

    and join in as part of the parade

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