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wtm78

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I am helping to cover an event, Theatre show.. I have no experience in Theatre events.. and I can't use flash. and my equipment is not really suitable for indoor shoots.

Any tips for me on the settings?
 

HTCahHTC

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shoot RAW, bump up the ISO.
-you got any fast lens?
-how far will you be?
 

Andrew Ng

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If people not fussy about quality of picture... Use ISO 400 ~ 800, LARGEST POSSIBLE Aperture, Set to A Mode... Shoot....

No pay involved I hope. If there is.. you need crash course and some good friends to help you out with Lens Loans.

Cheers!
 

Reportage

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if you are being called to do for free, tell the person dont expect too much.

either the person pays the rental for better equipment, hires a fulltime photographer or allow you to bring in a second photographer.

just what kind of performance is it? best if you could attend a rehearsal to see how the lighting is and take down notes on important parts.
 

wtm78

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no pay one.. helping a friend, her final year sch drama.. and i am rushing over after work.. no time for rehearsal.. that why need your help dude...

I have always been on manual mode.. how does aperature mode work??
 

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highest iso you dare
biggest aperture
slowest shutter speed you can hand hold
fastest lens you have
shoot in raw

do test shot first

good luck
 

Reportage

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no pay one.. helping a friend, her final year sch drama.. and i am rushing over after work.. no time for rehearsal.. that why need your help dude...

I have always been on manual mode.. how does aperature mode work??
there is actually no strict methods for camera settings. Have to see and adapt to the changes. I think easier if you put down the location and time so that if any experienced shooters who are nearby can help.
 

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hope u got a pair of stable and vibration free arms!

like what a few previous posters mentioned; get the lens with the biggest possible aperture. i guess around 1.4-1.8 would be good enough... and bump the ISO to 800... a good compromise bwt performance and quality... :)
 

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Monopod might help a little.

I suspect you won't be too far, so try not to zoom in too much (assuming you're using a tele-lens).

Manual mode maybe a stretch as you'll need to keep making adjustments to the settings. Suggest using A-mode and adjust the aperture according to light availability.
 

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I am helping to cover an event, Theatre show.. I have no experience in Theatre events.. and I can't use flash. and my equipment is not really suitable for indoor shoots.

Any tips for me on the settings?
What equipment do you have in the first place?
 

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