Anyone shoot trade shows/conventions?

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  1. Restomage

    Restomage No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm shooting a trade show for Action Sports Retailer in San Diego next week and I was just wondering if anyone had any tips for me to get some good shots. I talked to the client today and he pretty much told me what he wants and I have a pretty good idea what I'm going to do, however I was just looking for some tips from others who have had more experience in this field of photography. The show is looking for group shots of attendees, booths, product, exhibitors and pretty much anything that is of interest. What I'm thinking of using is my 18-200mm with my Lumiquest 80-20 Promax kit. For those of you who don't know what it is, it's essentially a speedlight light modifier: Amazon.com: Lumiquest Promax System: Camera & Photo

    Anyway, I'm just looking for some suggestions and possibly some examples to give me some ideas. Thanks!
     
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    Trade shows are not dark, but not the best lit. A 18-200 and SB-600 are a little marginal, IMHO especially if yoiu are trying to light something larger than 1-2 people standing side by side.

    What exactly are the ideas you had to shoot?
     
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    Well my main plan of action was to utilize the lumiquest for most of my shots. I'm planning on shooting in manual and using a fairly slow shutter (1/25ish) to pick up some of the ambient and use the flash to do the rest of the job. I was looking at a few examples from previous shows which kind of gave me an idea of how to set-up some of the shots, and get an idea of what the company is looking for.
     

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