A&P Going to the club tonight, taking minimal items

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  1. FindersKeepers

    FindersKeepers New Member

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    Friends birthday, He's a DJ, we're headed to Taiga Lounge Locally (www.taigalounge.com) for his party.

    Called ahead and asked about big body cameras, girl was like "um we have a photographer, so as long as the Manager is ok with it, you should be fine" looked at the photos and stalked facebook and saw their "photographer" uses P&S.

    MAYBE if i go a few times, and take


    Taking just the minimum
    40d
    50 1.8
    flash/bracket/diffuser
    debated taking the 35 2.0... and I still might pocket it.. hoping the 50 will do fine initially...

    :mamoru:

    Not taking quality stuff yet.. Would rather not risk it, however I should do fine iwth the 50 and 35... :x:
     
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    FindersKeepers New Member

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    ps. never taken any of my big bodies to clubs, I'm doing this because it's my friends party, but if I do well enough I've been asked to share some of the photos with the manager, who knows my friend well, going to look to see if I can turn this into something more with my other available gear, eventually.
     
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    Idyfohu New Member

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    Wow, I was gonna say...take some damn shots for the club if anything. Those shots are baddddddd.

    I'd say your setup should be adequate, but I've never shot club stuff, so wuddew eye no.

    Good luck and post the pics after.
     
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    iridium130 OT Supporter

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    I vote for the 35mm over the 50mm because the club will (hopefully) be packed and it will be difficult to back up to get everyone in frame.
     
  5. FindersKeepers

    FindersKeepers New Member

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    I'm thinking this to..

    wish i didn't loan out my tokina 17-50 just got asked about doing this last minute :o
     
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    i think it is gonna be quite difficult with a 35mm on crop

    you definetly need a 17-50mm if you are gonna fit in an entire group in a packed night club
     
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    50mm will be almost useless in a club.
     
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  9. FindersKeepers

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    scratch this for this time, most of the people are not attending.


    there's always next time
     
  10. Keiphus

    Keiphus my dog eats bears

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    that 50 1.8 is a bitch to focus in that low light too, its slow noisy and won't ever focus....
     
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    I've found my 17-40 is perfect for events/clubs.
     
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    boob shots :h5:
     
  13. AbortionSurvivor

    AbortionSurvivor Active Member

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    Something about using a flash in a Night club feels really ghey to me.
    Like of all the times you're at a club, how often is it fully lit (like what a flash would provide)? Almost never.

    I say crank the ISO as high as it can produce a clean image, then choose F-stop accordingly.
     
  14. Cesium

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    Yea man turbodude should totally stop using flash, right?
     
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    :noes: sarcasm? I haven't seen turbodude's club pix.
     
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    Definitely need flash. If it's a good club, they'll have lights, strobes, etc etc. Most people won't even notice the flash going off. The ones that do are the same ones pulling you aside to take their pics with your "big black pro camera". :o
     
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    Finest OG #93

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    Nevermind, just saw the pics. Wow.

    35mm might not even cut it.
     
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    35 defs wont cut it even looking at that venue.
     
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    no.

    balance flash w/ ambient.
     
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    worst possible advice ever. apparently you're doing it wrong.
     
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    AbortionSurvivor Active Member

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    You guys are missing what i'm saying about the flash pictures.
    Most the club pictures you see (with flash) are totally unnatural.

    Look at any professional club picture and you're going to notice a more subtle light. The objective is to capture the subject (ie. the people) in a natural environment while still being able to have good exposure.

    What I was trying to say (and i probably said it shitty), was that people using speedlights in a club RELY solely on their flash for exposure. IMO, it makes the photo look fake.

    Here's an example of a professional shot. you don't see people LIT up by light. They are not mine but I hope it gives you guys a feeling of what i'm trying to describe.
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    but whatever. People who are looking at club pictures aren't going to give a fuck about exposure and lighting.
    They want to remember the fun they had and how drunk they got. And i guess blasting a room with light and killing the natural AMBIENT light is great just as long as you get the shot.
     
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    sorry, but all those images you posted are shot with a speedlight.....
     
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    truth

    you can see the shadows and everything :mamoru:
     
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    AbortionSurvivor, flash is required for nightclub photography. only the terrible photographers don't capture the ambient lights
     

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