Shooting at a nightclub event

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by dippen, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. dippen

    dippen TPF Noob!

    Feb 26, 2008
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    I am taking a new gig which will involve shooting an event at a nightclub. Can anyone tell me in Canon speak what equipment I would need? I am going to be one of many amateur photographers at the event.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. McManniss

    McManniss TPF Noob!

    Nov 27, 2007
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    Well for starters, you will probably want to have at least a digital slr, a zoom lens or two, a flash and maybe a prime lens.

    But that being said, the camera, flash and one lens will get you thru.
    The faster the zoom lens such as a 24-70 f2.8 or a 70-200 f2.8 are both great lenses and fast, but both are pretty expensive (both cost over $1000)

    You can find other zooms out there that have a wider range but arent as fast but are cheaper.

    If you buy a prime lens such as a 50mm f1.4 and you already have a digital camera, you can shoot in almost any lighting situation which might be handy with what you are shooting.

    Also buy a decent flash....that will help you out a lot as well.

    Either way you will need to invest some money into your camera package.
  3. pregnantcowlady

    pregnantcowlady TPF Noob!

    Feb 4, 2008
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    yes, get a hotshoe flash of somesort.
    then if you can't spend the $1000, try getting a prime or two (50mm, 30mm, or 85mm)

    the 30 would be good for wide shots and the 50 is a cheap must have.
    im sure you wont be so far away that you'd want the 85, but i dont know. :)

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