Photographer at International Poker game

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  1. andrewaaa5

    andrewaaa5 TPF Noob!

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    Hi,
    I am going to take photos at a major Internatinoal poker tournament.

    The low light levels would normally require a flash to be used, or a tripod.

    High ISO settings on my digital camera (G3) will not be sufficient to take the pictures at fast shutter speeds. to take longer exposures I would need a tripod. I do not want to use tripod.

    Has anyone had any experience at such an event?

    I want to use a flash (EX420) but I do not want to destract the players.

    Any advise greatly appreciated.

    Andrew
     
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    hmmm.... you may try to bounce the flash of the ceiling or a wall, hope that helps :)
     
  3. andrewaaa5

    andrewaaa5 TPF Noob!

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    the ceilings are very high and the room very big.
    i was going to use that good old trick of pointing the flash head straight up to the ceiling and putting a piece of white paper behind the flash, but still this omits a lot of light and may be distracting to the players.

    I guess I should really post this question in a poker/casino forum.

    Andrew
     
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    Switch to a film camera with high speed film for the event. If possible with an IS lens.
     
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