Opinions on flash or no flash for speech/prize presentation


cichlid

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Hi

I'm not a pro but I don't mind doing some photography for my company, sometimes . I would like to get some opinions on whether is it wise not to use flash for shooting speech (person behind rostrum/probably spot light above the speaker) and prize presentation on stage. Most of the time, I don't think the stage will be very bright.

I used to use flash for such events when I was using my D90. Now that I have the D700, I wonder would it be better to go without flash?

Thanks!
 

daredevil123

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If you never try, you never know. But don't try when good pictures are expected from you.
 

cichlid

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#4
haha, like that , that means for the company's sake, it's better to get everything bright bright and sharp sharp.

If i want to experiment or have more creativity, do it at my own shoot.

Ok, opinions taken :)
 

UncleFai

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I was on stage once... sitting behind some guy giving a speech. Some die no automatic photographer with bazooka flash kept snapping and flashing away. Damn irritating. Take a few shot and lay off lah... distracting everyone...
 

cichlid

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I was on stage once... sitting behind some guy giving a speech. Some die no automatic photographer with bazooka flash kept snapping and flashing away. Damn irritating. Take a few shot and lay off lah... distracting everyone...
That's one of the reasons I don't not want to use flash, I want to be as invisible as possible ,haa
 

catchlights

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I was on stage once... sitting behind some guy giving a speech. Some die no automatic photographer with bazooka flash kept snapping and flashing away. Damn irritating. Take a few shot and lay off lah... distracting everyone...
clearly not professional,


when there is a speaker giving a speech on stage, you need to get the close up shots with flash you want within the first minutes, and this is what they want also.
 

kei1309

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when i'm covering events, i'll just grab a few shots and then walk around. there's no point spamming shots because they're all just gonna look the same after a while.

best for events, is to know the flow, then you'd know whether they need you to continuously snap away or just take a few key shots ;)
 

cichlid

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when i'm covering events, i'll just grab a few shots and then walk around. there's no point spamming shots because they're all just gonna look the same after a while.

best for events, is to know the flow, then you'd know whether they need you to continuously snap away or just take a few key shots ;)
Yes, that's a good point too. No need to waste time going over repeated images after the event.
 

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