I wasn't sure where to put this, sorry.
I am volunteering at a kids event this weekend and when they heard I was a photographer (full disclosure: natural light enthusiast only), they asked me to bring my rig and shoot the event. I only have sketchy details, but here's what I know:
- It will be a mixture of indoor and outdoor shooting. Outdoors will be violently bright and indoors will be cavelike darkness (it's actually an aquarium).
- There will be thousands of people there over the course of the event, so it will be some form of organized chaos in a walkaround 'capture what I can' sort of scenario.
- The event will last 4-6 hours and I need to carry all my gear over that time -- no 100% safe bases of operations are available, and my car will be too far away.
So here's what I was planning on bringing:
- 600EX-RT with a Sto-Fen Omni Bounce
- 16-35 F/4L IS
- 24-70 F/4L IS
- 70-200 F/2.8L IS II
- Filters: CPL for outdoor shooting and UV for indoor shooting and handsy kid fingerprint insurance . The CPL might also be useful to shoot the exhibits through the glass if need be.
- I may also bring some rain covers in case they need me to shoot near an open water habitat -- I'm waiting to hear back on that.
1) Did I miss anything obvious? (Note that I lack any (even basic) off-camera lighting tools like a bracket or ETTL cable. So I'm hotshoe-ing the 600EX-RT or bust.)
2) I need to be able to carry everything around with me, so I don't want to go too heavy. The 70-200 is heavy and likely will be overkill given how many people will be packed into this place. Should I leave it out altogether to save weight, or would you bring it?
3) Should I even bother with a gray card to back out the interior lighting? I think I'll be moving around to so many different spots that I won't have the time to use it.
Any advice is appreciated.