Need Suggestion for corporate Event?

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  1. cusvenus

    cusvenus TPF Noob!

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    Hi Gurus,

    I am beginner in photography and have some mid-level (I guess) photo gear to cover event photography. (To make it clear I don't do it as business).

    However I am planning to take event photography of one of my friends company (Corporate Event) although he has hired a professional photographer, I want to help my friend with my skills. While I am having some photo gear, I am wondering if I can rent some extra to at least match minimum to the professional photographer (obviously with all your help).

    My Gear:

    1. Nikon D7000
    2. Nikon SB-900
    3. Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6
    4. Nikon 35mm f1.8
    5. Nikon 85mm f1.8
    6. Nikon 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6

    Please forgive me if I have posted in wrong section of the forum. Also please help me with any discount codes if you suggest me to borrow the lenses.

    Correct me if I am wrong - I am thinking i need some wide range lens like 10-24 f3.5 (To cover the landscape and building photos).


     
  2. CCericola

    CCericola Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    If they have hired a professional: 1. Do not get in his/her way 2. The professioanl photographer may have a clause in their contract that they will be the only photographer. Please check first or you will cause trouble. 3. Stay out of the professional's shots! I hate having to photoshop out annoying people.
     
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    backup body perhaps.
     
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    cusvenus TPF Noob!

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    I agree Cericola but it is my friend and I am not doing it for money or something. I just want to help my friend.
     
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    ^ this
     
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    cusvenus TPF Noob!

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    I checked with the professional photographer there is no contract clause. He said anyone related to the party is welcome to take their own photography.
     
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    #4 and #5 will be your friends.

    If you have a second camera body, bring it.
     
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    CCericola Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Awesome, thanks for checking. Is the event inside or outside?
     
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    cusvenus TPF Noob!

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    I guess it is mix and match inside and outside. Not sure need to check with my friend.
     
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    cusvenus TPF Noob!

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    @The_Traveler - I don't have second camera body. Can you tell me which body will be good.
     
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    Why do you have two 18-105 lenses? Yeah, a second body is awesome (if you're getting paid). What you have should be adequate. Take it as a learning experience.
    Ideally, just bring the D7000 and 35/1.8 and enjoy the event and feel the shots rather than forcing them.
     
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    As a pro who has shot plenty of events, corporate and otherwise, this whole proposition concerns me. Has your friend asked for your help? If your friend has hired a professional to cover this event, why does he need your help? The whole point of hiring a professional is so you don't have to rely on friends to take pictures for you.

    I mean you absolutely no offense, but from what I read, there's a lot of potential for a sticky situation here.
     

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