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  1. clee27

    clee27 TPF Noob!

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    I have a Canon EOS 10D.

    I have taken pictures for awhile but ... mostly been running on "talent" which is very very very bad I know! I'll admit it! But I didn't ever really think I'd do more in photography than just mess around. But long story short....I have a "photo event" at a restaurant!!!

    I'm really excited but I need a quick fast tutorial on how to take pictures in a "dim lit" dark room area with the stupid camera flash and no tripod!!!!!

    I have no money to get a real flash! Can anyone please help?
    Also, not to mention they are African Americans, great friend of mine and I want the pictures to come out correctly and make sure that I don't "over expose" the picture or what not!

    Please help! Any links, tips, ANYTHING would be greatly appreciated and if I posted in the wrong section...I apologize! Thank you for reading! xoxoxooxox
     
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    Crosby TPF Noob!

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    Not sure if this will help. You might find a link that will help out.

    Can you beg, borrow, or rent a flash?
     
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    clee27 TPF Noob!

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    Unfortunately nope! I am new to this area and I don't really know anyone!
    As for renting....I think that's out of the question! =***(
    AND thank you for the link i'll check it out! xoxoxo
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    Sell the 28-105, there's no reason to have it if you have the 28-135, with that money, get yourself some sort of a tripod.
     
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    clee27 TPF Noob!

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    yeah it seems to just sit around the house >.<
    thanks! I'll try! What's a good price to sell it at?
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    200 or 300 maybe. With $300 you can get a pretty good tripod.
     
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    clee27 TPF Noob!

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    Should I really get a good tripod(any suggestions?!) or a FLASH!!!! Which I'm in dire need for! xoxoxoox
     
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    for $300 you could get a semi decent tripod and a 430EX flash im sure...
     
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    I'll say this again, go used! $300 will get you either a decent set of legs or a decent head on the new market, but $200 on the used market should get you into a nice Bogen/Manfrotto or maybe a "pro" Velbon. $100 should buy a decent used flash.
     
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    Taking on an event without all your equipment lined up = nightmare...I made that mistake once.

    If you can find a flash you might be able to get away with no tripod...depends on your definition of "dim"
     

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