Hey there, i recently purchased a Canon EOS 450D to learn photography. While my initial planned interest is on close-up objects, i was at Plaza Singapura yesterday and came across this Monopoly championship event outside. With my basic 18-55mm kit lens, I decided to see what I can capture for experience's sake.
Positioning was difficult. It was essentially a barricaded area maybe around 15x15m or 20x20m. From where I could stand (at the fence) with a max of 55mm and f/5.6, I found it hard to hone in on the table action or individual facial expressions of participants. (I will post some photos later as there is a forum-imposed limit)
My questions are mostly on two matters,
- For an event of such distance, what is the typical lens type to capture people or the table when I cannot close in, and have to stand 5-15m away? 85mm, 135mm?
- My friend told me in photograhy, getting the shot is half the battle. The second half is post processing. I found that to be somewhat true; as I review the shots I captured and pondered what can or cannot be salvaged. So photography skills appears to have the need to be married with photo-editing skills. How much time do you spend learning to capture versus learning to edit? This is a subjective question, but i just want to read your personal perspectives, and experience on these.
- During photo-editing, I found it sometimes helps to reduce the saturation, as it appears to pronounce the theme of the photo more. Are my eyes playing tricks on me?