my turn : been arrowed to cover ROM ceremony


Status
Not open for further replies.
#1
Hi CSers!

I have recently been arrowed to cover the ROM ceremony for a cousin of mine.
Seems like cost is a factor and hence, they will prefer someone who's FOC.

Anyway, the problem is, even though I know that their expectations are not high, I do not want the pictures to turn out bad as well...

As I am just a 'normal' photographer, my kit is pretty limited. :embrass: :bsmilie: :bsmilie:

Question is, what can I do with this kit of mine? What should I look out for during the solemnization and maybe outdoor shots later?

my kit:
=====
- minolta dynax 505si super
- 28-80mm + 75-300mm
:sweat: :sweat:

Thanks!
 

Wryer

New Member
Dec 17, 2002
602
0
0
33
Tampines
Visit site
#2
I can't help on your technique part because i *luckily* haven been arrowed before. ;p

Equipment wise, i believe its recommended you have a external flash. It can be used for bounce flash, which i think is very useful.

regards and good luck!
 

megaweb

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 17, 2002
8,541
3
38
East
megaweb.clubsnap.org
#4
Wryer said:
Equipment wise, i believe its recommended you have a external flash. It can be used for bounce flash, which i think is very useful.
I second that ... get a external flash and use ur camera + 28-80mm to cover the whole event ...

for indoor photography , try ISO 400 film , bounce flash technique ..
 

jeff49er

Senior Member
Apr 11, 2003
1,977
0
0
49
Punggol Park
#6
I covered ROM before. Just shoot n shoot n shoot. Use speedlite and wide angle lens :cool:
 

wacko

New Member
Mar 27, 2002
424
0
0
Singapore
Visit site
#8
petaflopz said:
thanks jeff49er! but as you can see from my post, I am very limited in 'hardware'... :confused:
well, you can try to borrow one from a friendly helpful trusting CSer here... give it a shot, post a request, you might be surprised. ;)
 

#9
wacko said:
well, you can try to borrow one from a friendly helpful trusting CSer here... give it a shot, post a request, you might be surprised. ;)
haha! just confirmed with a friend that he will be lending me his flash... so guys/gals, what next should I take note of?

I remember togu always recommends P mode... what gives?

thanks!
 

megaweb

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 17, 2002
8,541
3
38
East
megaweb.clubsnap.org
#13
petaflopz,
OK , joke a side :) , below are some links that discussed before on how to take better shots during Wedding/ROM events :

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=44066

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43886

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43864

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=42885

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43336

hope these links can help you to build up your confidence and technique :)
 

#14
megaweb said:
petaflopz,
OK , joke a side :) , below are some links that discussed before on how to take better shots during Wedding/ROM events :

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=44066

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43886

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43864

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=42885

http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=43336

hope these links can help you to build up your confidence and technique :)
thanks megaweb!
 

wacko

New Member
Mar 27, 2002
424
0
0
Singapore
Visit site
#15
i think it would be good if you can use the borrowed flash and go for a practice shoot, get use to the new attachment. :)
 

megaweb

Moderator
Staff member
Jan 17, 2002
8,541
3
38
East
megaweb.clubsnap.org
#16
wacko said:
i think it would be good if you can use the borrowed flash and go for a practice shoot, get use to the new attachment. :)
I second that too :thumbsup:

try to test the exposure with different setup .... and also composition too
 

Jay

Senior Member
May 29, 2003
730
0
16
East
Visit site
#17
petaflopz said:
:bsmilie: :bsmilie: I wonder if my son's pampers can do the job... :bsmilie:
For a quick job, spread and tie a white hankerchef over the flash head ;)
 

SianZronG

New Member
Sep 2, 2002
1,417
0
0
Punggol
www.1stjournal.com
#19
bounce card is a must does magic with reducing harsh flashes.... through wedding shoots i attach my bounce then no need to bother to keep thiking about exposure and stuff just focus and wat to shoot and how to shoot, becuase you gotta be 1 step ahead of the couple any anyone else. oR else miss shot wasted :)

just a little advise from mi.
 

#20
ok guys,

I have got my flash... a simple Suntax 928AF...will this suffice? :dunno:

a few questions still linger:
1. Do I bounce flash off ceiling throughout the ROM ceremony?
2. What angle should I bounce the flash?
3. If I have no diffuser, OMNIBounce, etc, is it compulsory to at least use a hankerchief/tissue to diffuse the flash?
4. thinking of using 'A' priority throughout... is it recommended?
5. oh yeah... this flash unit does not have swivel so, what should I look out for when shooting portrait mode? Direct flash no tilt?

thanks!

sorry for being a pain in the #$%#!!
 

Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom