Covering a Conference - Basics

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Goldeeno, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. Goldeeno

    Goldeeno TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering if you guys could offer some advice on shooting and covering a conference type event.

    I was woundering if you normally use a flash these events, they are normally quite well lit anyway, and i know from a previous times i had alot of red eye, how can i avoid this?

    Also there comes to the matter of cost. What would an Ametuer charge for covering something liek for 2 days. They wanted images for a website, so photos of the speaker and then of general interacting of the guests and speakers.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Unless they are outdoors in the day time...they are probably not as well lit as you think. I would certainly use flash unless it was a distraction to what was going on.

    Red eye is caused by light reflecting off of a person's retina and back to the lens. This happens when the flash is close to the lens.
    The way to avoid this, is not to use a camera's built-in flash...but use a hot shoe flash above the camera or even higher up on a bracket. Or even better, get the flash completely off of the camera...or bounce the light off of something like a ceiling or wall.
     
  3. JIP

    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As far as what you should charge goes, you probably need enough to pay for the flash, Ttl cord and, bracket you will have to buy to cover this event properly. I think you really should also have ay least 1 2.8 lens if not multiples to cover the different situations you will be shooting. I agree with Mike in that no matter how bright you think things are it is not bright enough to shoot without a flash and a fast lens.
     

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