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Newbie help...Parents 50th anniversary

 
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We are having a small-ish (less than 100 guests) 50th anniversary party for my parents. I am not, nor do I plan to be a professional photographer, however, I have what I think is a pretty good camera kit and want to take decent pictures of the affair. It will be in a senior center hall so I'm not real sure of the lighting at this time. Any advice for settings and lenses to use? Thanks so much for your help.

May 22, 2012 16:51

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Can you borrow, rent, or buy an external flash? Your lighting is guaranteed not to be good. An external flash is essential for this type of work.

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7d, 28-135, 430 or 580 in ettl pointed straight up with a bounce card manual mode 1/60, ISO1600, f/4. If the pics are too hot in LCD try 5.6 or f/8 and 1/80 or 1/100.

May 22, 2012 16:59

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Actually I'd borrow or buy a kit lens or 17-55 because 28mm on crop isn't very wide.

May 22, 2012 17:00

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Wait a minute...I have a 17-55 kit lens on my T1i...It's just packaged up from when I thought it was sold (turns out it was a scam...but that's another story). Now I'll go look about buying a flash. The bounce card part kinda threw me, can you elaborate about the bounce card set up? Thank you so much for your insight.

May 22, 2012 17:54

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A rouge flash bender works great.

May 22, 2012 20:49

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http://www.abetterboun​cecard.com/abetterboun​cecard-large.htmlexternal link

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LHeyden wrote in post #14470495external link
Wait a minute...I have a 17-55 kit lens on my T1i...It's just packaged up from when I thought it was sold (turns out it was a scam...but that's another story). Now I'll go look about buying a flash. The bounce card part kinda threw me, can you elaborate about the bounce card set up? Thank you so much for your insight.

You probably have an 18-55 kit lens, different creature altogether, but suitable for this purpose. The bounce card ( i prefer the rogue flashbender, but they all do much the same thing) allows you to bounce the majority of your light off of the ceiling but kicks a small amount forward. This is helpful in that it softens the shadows in the eye sockets from overhead light, and it creates a catchlight reflection in the eye which gives life and sparkle to the photo.

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Yes, you're right, it is a 18-55 (finger slippage).

May 23, 2012 10:51

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Or you can do this for almost free.

http://www.petapixel.c​om ...our-own-free-bounce-card/external link

You can use flexible foam core from Michaels

May 23, 2012 13:22

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You all are AWESOME!!! Thank you so much!

May 23, 2012 13:40

Laura Heyden
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7D, 5Dc Canon's 70-200mm f/2.8L (non-IS), 24-105 f/4L, 55-250mm IS, 28-135mm IS, 100 2.8 Macro, 85mm 1.8, 50mm 1.8, and Tamron's 17-35 2.8-4

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