Photomarathon Outing 23 Oct Sat, 7.30am
I will be meeting Billy, Darren and Ahkok at 7.30am at Suntec convention hall 401
I want to thank Ahkok for coming down to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur to attend this competition with me.
Some tips for the photomarathon.
Shoot fast and submit early if you can, if not you are going to be standing in the submission queue for a long time ( about 6000 people )
Shoot and make sure your submission photo is the last one on your card. This way you won't get it wrong as the submission time at the computer is usually one minute.
Submit jpg to max 5 megabyte size as you cannot submit raw files.
Shoot together as a team if you can so we can maximize all our resources and equipment.
Creativity, perspective, props and lighting can usually make up for distance needed to travel.
Look at the theme in question, think literally, think of phrases that fit. Think large, think small. Think if possible to change perspective, angles and composition to trick the visual perception of the photo. Use props and people or location if possible.
Things to bring
- A small prop that will be can be used in a generally suitable way but hard for others to get easily. I will be bringing a large diamond.
- Your camera equipment - I will be bringing 6 flashes, one lightstand, three sets of radio triggers and umbrellas.
I will registering on the spot that day same as Ahkok.
If I cannot join the contest, I will try to help anyone who needs assistance in composition, colors, lighting and props. Call me at 90070503 Francis
Another thing to suggest is a mass flash event, we can try to flash our flashes at the same time so that the official photographer or our own teammate can capture everyone's flash at the same time.
Take your non canon flash off the camera and set it to manual flash power the smallest you can do it. Some flashes can set to 1/128 power. For nikon sb800 and sb900 users, set it to su-4 mode so it can be optically triggered. Then press the test button to fire the flash when the picture is taken. This is to ensure that there is at least some flashes can be captured in the long exposure shot of maybe one second f22 at iso 100.
for canon flashes, take your flash off the camera set to slave mode, channel 1 group A so the official photog master flash can trigger all canon flashes at once if possible.
to write the Canon name in the whole crowd, there can be a separate group who can have their canon flashes arranged in the shape of canon and having red gel filters on their filters so they stand out from the other flashes.
This might be interesting if it succeeds.