I have a chance to shoot the Dalai Lama. :shock: I offered to shoot for UBC's student paper, the Ubyssey this year. Figured it would be a good opportunity...never thought this good though. He'll be in the Chan Centre this September, and that'll me my opportunity. I'm already right on-top of the paperwork with the Photo Editor for the paper, what I need is advice from you guys with experience in photojournalism of this nature to help me pull this off (really, survival would be good ). The Chan Centre is dark. I'm already planning to rent a 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. I'm fully aware I don't have the glass to pull this off (trust me, 70mm won't be long enough, by a long shot). I'm going to go there and meter the light in there to see if I can get by with my 450D. If not, I'll somehow scrounge the money to rent a 40D for the week. Am I forgetting something here? Any input, advice, help would be appreciated. I'm hella new to photography, I freely admit that. I didn't expect this opportunity to jump at me so soon, but I bloody well want to do the best I can with it.