A&P Shots of people on a event with Canon XSi + Tamron 17-50 + Builtin Flash

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  1. Smeghead

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    *HELP!* v. Shots of people on a event with Canon XSi + Tamron 17-50 + Builtin Flash

    = Fail?

    I might have my first "shooting job" and this is all the equipment I have currently. I'm not a professional what so ever. But I want to atleast get reasonable shots that is worth paying for. But I know my equipment is kinda n00bish.
     
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    If I should upgrade one thing for this occasion? What should I get?

    External Flash?
     
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    details on event, time of day, amount of access and type of shots needed would be helpful.
     
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    depends on the event
     
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    It's indoors in a cinema. Shots are basically just suppose to be of people hanging around to show it's busy and popular (no close ups) the company is.
     
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    most built in flashes throw light about 7ft.
     
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    Get an external flash and a Flip-it bounce card.
     
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    Canon SpeedLite 430EX ftw? Hmm, maybe I should check if I can rent them somwhere

    lol, I just googled "Flip-it bounce card" to see what it actually is. How much do they cost and how nesscary are they?
    What about Omnibounce? Are those good too?
     
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    So just wideshot of people hanging around? Sounds like a tripod w/o flash might do the trick. Some blurring from the subject movement can add to the picture.
     
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    For real? I do have a tripod :)
     
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    It sounds like you are completely unprepared to do this and probably shouldn't do it. If I were you, I would find out what the client wants, go to the location and see how you can deliver what the client wants and then do it. If you feel you can't deliver then don't do it.
     
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    Ya, I dont' see how you are going to light an entire cinema with one light...
     
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    I would recommend not doing it. It's not going to end well.

    No dis, if you think you can do it, more power to ya.
    Why don't you head down there to do a "test shoot" You'll find out real quick.
     
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    You can use pretty much anything as a bouce card. You don't want an omni bounce, because they spread light everywhere. You want to spread with direction.

    The idea here is to throw light in the general direction you want it to go, but softly, so it doesn't look like you flashed it.

    That would be a cool thing to add in, but if all of the shots are like this it'll get old quick.
     
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    lol, if I don't take any shots no one will. They had these kinds of events before but I don't they ever had any shots taken. My friend knows them and I've did some work for them recently, that didn't completly go through, but none the less they asked about me for the event to take some shots (didn't even sound like a big deal).
     
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    I'm gonna try to go the place and see what's it's like first and take some sample shots.
     
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    So lets say If I dont need any pics of any faces, I really dont need any flash, right?
     
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    Maybe I should just do it for free so neither them or I have to worry, lol.
     
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    I don't see how he can softly throw the light in the general direction without introducing exposure and WB problems from subjects near him to the subjects far away from him in a cinema. If it was in a room or even a medium sized hall maybe you can do it with one light. But in a cinema I just don't see how he's gonna pull that.


    He can take lots of shots, and pray that there are few pictures where most people didn't move for the duration of his shutter. :mamoru:
     
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    It's not litterly in a cinema lounge. It is in small local.
     
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    Make a composite. set up the flash to focus on one person, shoot, move flash on another person, shoot, etc. etc. etc.... PS them all together. Time consuming but it'd work. Just need an external flash, a PW, and a snoot so your light doesn't bleed to much. Lot of work, but great effect.
     
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    What's a PW? :hs:
     
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    in for fail
     
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    Oops, it is in THE cinema. There will be someone the scene lecturing that I will take shots of. Shit, my 17-50 lens is probably not even enough for that.

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