Here are some things to think about.
Get a shooting buddy with about your level of expertise, that way, pressure is off of you.
Second, go to the venue, and check it out, take some shots, even if just of chairs.
Get a flash bracket and cord
I like to shoot flash in manual.
Extra batteries (camera, flash), extra memory cards.
I doubt you will need the longer lenses, so simplify.
Shoot jpeg, and raw(=/-)
Don't forget to get high and low positions and interesting compositions.
Have a great time.
Hello, I have been following canonrumors.com lately, but never posted any questions and I guess it’s time post one to get your help -
Photography is my hobby and I have been taking pictures of my family and friends for some time but never did any serious photography before, but I have a good opportunity now to do one. One of my friends is doing his daughter’s graduation party next month and the party is going to be in a hotel and I am planning shoot the whole party end to end. There will be at least 150 people attending the party. I have the below gear –
5D Mark III (planning to rent)
24-105 f/4.0 L
70-200 2.8 L II
430 EX II flash
Here is what I need your suggestions on -
1. Do need to have any additional lenses?
2. Since the party is going to be in a hotel, I am not sure if the place is going to be bright enough. Do I need to
carry any additional lights that will give me enough shutter speed to get sharp pictures?
3. What kind of diffusers are better in case I need to use flash?
4. Do I need to carry any additional gear?
5. Any tips and techniques?
Thank you in advance for all your suggestions, I appreciate it!
A BIG thank you to canonrumors.com - the information I find here is very helpful.