View Full Version : Auto Show Advice, anyone?
4th of April 2009 (Sat), 22:26
Ok, if there is already a thread like this around here, just point me to it!
Within a week or two, I am going to the NY Auto Show. And I need help, lol. I have been to the Auto Shows like that before, but not with my XTi. All I have for lenses ATM are my kit lens and a 70-300. I have no additional flash for it (but have been considering something small, there was one at Ritz for $99 I was looking at).
I'm requesting advice, tips, ideas. Especially to handle the bright lighting most of the displays will have. That's my biggest issue. Also, any modes you like for those shows (minus manual, i'm really not good with that yet).
Thanks in advance! Let me know if there's anything I need to elaborate on! :)
5th of April 2009 (Sun), 10:15
minus manual, i'm really not good with that yet You've got at least a week to figure it out & I'd be surprised if it took more than 15 minutes?
For a good starting point, first set the f-stop & shutter speed you need for the effect you want. Then the other parameter: f-stop or shutter speed. Then adjust the ISO.
Need an exposure crutch? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=89123)
Auto show tips? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=297624)
Help shooting auto show? (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=372746)
Try for your own viewpoint on the show:
2009 North American Auto Show - Detroit (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=629847)
Very nice indoor show shots by Michael! (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=632763)
5th of April 2009 (Sun), 21:20
We're actually going on Friday so I've got four days.. lol
I'm nervous only because I'm pressuring myself to be awesome shooting a style of event I have yet to do with this camera. I'm more used to shooting cars outdoors, so this will definitely be a learning experience!
(that and I realize I need to learn editing.. badly!)
6th of April 2009 (Mon), 22:58
i shot the washington auto show, and i shot all manual
i used 17-40mm lens, most of the shots were at 17mm
shutter speeds were somewhere around 1/30 - 1/60 depending how how bright the display is.
you dont need a flash imo, i didnt use a flash and it came out ok.
8th of April 2009 (Wed), 10:36
9th of April 2009 (Thu), 17:33
Thanks again! Especially for those links, definitely have some worthwhile info!
18th of April 2009 (Sat), 21:36
Flash is only necessary for fill on the interior and engine bay shots.
Many times I shoot in Tv at 1/40 and adjust ISO up and down to keep aperture near wide open. Your lenses add a PITA factor of variable max aperture based on focal length...
The 17-40 4L is an awesome lense for the $$. Get one if you want to shoot lots of car shows.
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