I recently got this school assignment to cover the orientation event. i wanted to do a sort of candid photos.
the shoots i took, all very lousy.
i know its pretty late to ask now, orientation ends tmr..
i found out 2 major problems in my shooting:
1) Low light.
In the hall, i used the flash tittled at an angle so as not to flash hard on the object. iso 400, eos 300d
the shutter is not fast enough to capture the mass dancing, came out blur and poor composition ( as in the subject is poorly placed, there wasn't any time to think, once is gone, its forever)
Any remedy for that?
2) The people just don't cooperate.
When dancing, the students are originally doing well, so i wanted to shoot them, i point, but they saw me! then they like stop dancing... turning away from me... etc.. the whole process from composition to shooting takes no less than i think 1.5 seconds. I put to the tele end to stand further to sort of disguise but still no use, hand shake, other people blocking the subject sets in...
i really am at a loss on what to shoot. the shots are all very messy and poor... i swear that i tried not to be pai say and stand walk around the place, not just hide at a corner and shoot. they just prehaps got tooo camera concious
Can you enlighten me about what you all will do in these circumstances. and prehaps tell me how press photog shoot duing events (doing candids, not like group photo)