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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2013, 10:10:53 AM »
You just need your 5DMkIII with 24-70 II and flash. You do not need anything else.

I would add a battery pack for the flash to assist in recycling.

When shooting moving kids it is important to have enough depth of field. This combined with the stofen cap will drain a lot of power.

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Re: first paid gig need help
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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2013, 01:21:03 PM »
I get paid for gigs every week and don't have that kind of gear. lol You should be fine. I agree with many of the others, the 5Diii and 24-70ii should handle the entire situation just fine. If it's an outdoor gig, I might go with the 70-200ii, but even then I would probably rely on the 24-70ii. I don't like flash, I use it when I have to. I almost always have it on (just in case), but rarely will I use it voluntarily if the ambient light is there.

Stay calm, chat with the kiddos, be professional, and you'll do great!

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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2013, 06:01:05 PM »
What suggestions does anyone have for what to charge we have not set a price and not sure what the going rate is.
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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2013, 07:51:12 PM »
You just need your 5DMkIII with 24-70 II and flash. You do not need anything else.

And maybe use f/2.8-4, and high ISO when necessary to get faster shutter speeds.

The 5D3 + 24-70 + flash is the ultimate "get-the-shot" setup. I'm jealous. :-)

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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2013, 09:02:40 PM »
What suggestions does anyone have for what to charge we have not set a price and not sure what the going rate is.

This may sound silly, but if I were you, I'd tell my "friends" to pay what they think it's worth after they see the pictures.

You're not a pro and apparently not in it for the money. They seem to have offered to pay.

Seems like it would take a lot of pressure off everyone to have this kind of arrangement. And, my guess is they'll pay more than you're probably willing to ask at this point.
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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2013, 10:39:33 PM »
What suggestions does anyone have for what to charge we have not set a price and not sure what the going rate is.

This may sound silly, but if I were you, I'd tell my "friends" to pay what they think it's worth after they see the pictures.

You're not a pro and apparently not in it for the money. They seem to have offered to pay.

Seems like it would take a lot of pressure off everyone to have this kind of arrangement. And, my guess is they'll pay more than you're probably willing to ask at this point.

That is a great idea thanks
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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2013, 11:53:36 PM »
What suggestions does anyone have for what to charge we have not set a price and not sure what the going rate is.

This may sound silly, but if I were you, I'd tell my "friends" to pay what they think it's worth after they see the pictures.

You're not a pro and apparently not in it for the money. They seem to have offered to pay.

Seems like it would take a lot of pressure off everyone to have this kind of arrangement. And, my guess is they'll pay more than you're probably willing to ask at this point.

That is a great idea thanks

Admittedly, I did not like this idea at first, but after thinking about it, his idea is rather valid. What I would charge or half the people on this forum would charge doesn't matter. I worked for almost two years with family and friends before I felt comfortable setting rates. Even now, rates can be tricky.

I'm sure everything will work out great,
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Re: first paid gig need help
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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2013, 12:27:35 AM »
I'm no pro at all, but I would suggest a second body and forget about changing lenses.  Maybe the 24-70 and the 70-200, and the flash.

Extra batteries and be sure that you have lots of memory.  Aside from that, have some fun.

The others have made great suggestions.

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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2013, 12:34:37 AM »
I'm no pro at all, but I would suggest a second body and forget about changing lenses.  Maybe the 24-70 and the 70-200, and the flash.

Extra batteries and be sure that you have lots of memory.  Aside from that, have some fun.

The others have made great suggestions.

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I was considering a second body like the upcoming 70d. It would make my sigma 35 close to 50mm
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Re: first paid gig need help
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2013, 12:34:37 AM »