Need some advice.
Have been asked by my company to take some photos at the launch of an event.
First time actually being asked. They had seen me using DSLR at some other informal event.
Haven't really tried this type of photography but am willing. I mostly shoot landscapes, flora, some street scenes etc.
Event is held indoors in our auditorium. Lighting is tungsten-yellow type but definitely not bright enough to shoot without flash.
Event has speech, slide presentation, performance (dance item) and presentation of tokens of appreciation (maybe 20 people going up on stage, shake hand, take token, pose for picture etc). All these items will be on raised stage. Plus some makan reception and exhibitions outside later but thatís a no-brainer.
These are the items I have:
Flash: 430 EX speedlite
Lens: 17-50mm f/2.8 Tamron & 24-105mm f/4 IS Canon
Do you folks think this setup is okay? I will be able to move around and shoot just at the foot of the stage. Probably not going up on stage. Also would using a whale-tail (which I can get easily) be useful or just direct flash?
PS Ė event shoot is being done for free. So I am not renting lens etc for which I wonít be able to reimburse.