A&P So I have a local DJ friend, who asked me to do a photoshoot

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  1. Last night, over a few drinks we talked about an upcoming show and he said "Can you do a photoshoot?" I declined, and said "I don't have the equipment, sorry"

    Here I am, some chum with an XT, Sigma 10-20 and a 50mm F/1.8 :(
     
  2. charel

    charel : explorer

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    confidence is the most important bit of gear you can have.
     
  3. But does it take professional images?
     
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    It helps. Baddass attitude will get you places timidness wont, if you look like you're suppose to be there people will get out of the way and let you get the shot you want.

    As long as he wasn't expecting miracles and wasn't going to hire someone else (like it's you or no one) I would have said do it.
     
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    ThexToddster New Member

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    Why turn down an opportunity to learn and build a portfolio? If the shots don't come out great, who cares. Learn from your mistakes and it will only make you that much better as a photographer.
     
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    PEnGUiN188 New Member

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    Thats all your gonna need, add some Ligtroom, and your set.
     
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    :werd:

    A nice flash would help, but you can do fine without one.
     
  8. i have a friend selling me her 430EX flash this week...
     
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    Maybe it will smell like girl! :coold:
     
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    i'm by far no expert and someone i went to grade school with is now a model and asked me to do a shoot w/ her, i accepted the offer, trying new things will only help yourself
     
  11. I just hate to disappoint... I think I know what I could do with the Sigma;

    AV: F/16 (for close ups)
    TV: Depends on lighting
    Custom white balance....

    What kind of metering though?
     
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    ..... what?
     
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    mobbarley Active Member

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    you worry about settings too much. there is no rule for any type of photo, its all a balancing act.
     
  14. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    You really need some sort of light, even if its continuous. And come up with an idea before you get there.
     
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    exactly...you don't know what kind of ambient light you'll have to work with, you may/may not have your flash yet, and you don't know where you're doing the shoot.

    bring your equipment, rent something if you need to, and do your best. Just make sure you explain to them that you're not a professional and you're doing this to help you learn and to do them a favor.
     
  16. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    if its some kinda club event, just get a flash and your 10-20 and you are pretty set. optional: set 2nd shutter when you use the flash. lets some ambient light in and then the flash.
     

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