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Hi everyone,

A friend works for a beer company, and PBR is sponsoring this rodeo-type event here in Connecticut this weekend. They were looking for someone who is comfortable shooting action shots, and I was reccomended.

Has anyone ever done an event like this? Rodeo/bull-riding type action?

I'm just looking for input on lenses people use, any flashes used, where you are allowed to position yourself, any tips at all.

I'm really excited to try something new!

Thanks in advance, y'all:lol:

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Indoor or outdoor?

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i have been to a few rodeos.. but without camera.. pre hobby..
but what i can think if someone asked me to take pics are..

1. indoor-outdoor
2. where am I allowed to go (walk around or stuck in 1 place..) .. dont let them put you in the barrel!!!!
3. what camera/gear do you have?

id go checkout the place first.. take your gear if your allowed in and walk around with lenses to see what kind of reach/shots you could get...

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Ah, looks like it's at the Mohegan Sun...
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Interesting. I'll be flying there Sunday night right after it's over. I was at Foxwoods last week.

Since it's indoors, just go with your fastest low-light lenses. I'd probably use the 200/1.8, maybe with the 1.4x TC for a little extra reach (280/2.5). But the 85/1.8 or 135/2 would work fine too.

Skip any idea of on-camera flash. The Mohegan is brighter indoors than most non-professional arenas. If you had strobes, that might be a consideration, but probably beyond your current scope of experience. There's a slight chance that they have house strobes from basketball. You could ask.

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Thanks everyone! It is indoor, and I have shot basketball there before, but I figure it is a bit different for an event like this. Last time I was there shooting, I didn't have any good low-light lenses and still got very bright photos! Now I have a Canon 60-200mm f/2.8 and a Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8.

I also just found out they want promotional shots as well (PBR is having models there handing out swag, that sort of thing) so it looks like I will be on my toes quite a bit! Thanks for all the input and help!

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Make sure you are shooting from the ground and position yourself next to the fence at or near the gates.

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