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Non Pro shooting my niece's Bat Mitzvah

 
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Jan 29, 2013 18:53 |  #1

My sister hired a pro for all the main shots, so I am just going to be playing around to see if I can get some nice shots at the party which will be in a nightclub. I would imagine lighting will be an issue.

I only really want to bring one lens, but which one should I bring? You can see what I am working with in my signature.

I have the 6D so I can crank up the ISO's and still get nice images. I am thinking the 24-105 will give me the best versatility, or do you think I am better off with one of my primes. Also not sure if I want to bring my speedlite.

Anyone have some advise for an amateur like me?


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Jan 29, 2013 23:21 |  #2

I only really want to bring one lens, but which one should I bring?

Bring what you are comfortable with. Lens choice is decided by your style more than anything else.


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Jan 29, 2013 23:46 |  #3

Is the event going to be lit up as a nightclub? or as a regular venue type ordeal?(weddings, company parties, sweet 16,etc...)

If it's going to be lit as a nightclub check out this thread:


https://photography-on-the.net …32658&highlight​=nightclub


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Jan 30, 2013 02:10 |  #4

Personally I'd be taking the 50 or 28. As Thomas said though it really depends on your style.


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Jan 30, 2013 04:07 |  #5

I also agree with Thomas about which you're most comfortable with. 24-105 with a bounced flash would be nice, but I'd probably take the 50 1.4 and shoot wide aperture high ISO if I wasn't the main. It's such a versatile focal length, and you'll be able to be discrete and not affect the pro's shots with your flash.


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Jan 30, 2013 07:40 |  #6

If you know how to work well with flash, the 24-105 will be much more versatile for you. But if not, you'll need lenses faster than f4. Even your primes may not be fast enough to freeze the frenetic energy of a bunch of teenagers.

If you don't already, knowing how to use your flash effectively is probably more important than lens selection.


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Jan 30, 2013 18:06 |  #7

jasperk99 wrote in post #15549826 (external link)
My sister hired a pro for all the main shots

Good. Let the so-called "pro" do his/her job without interference from uncles, aunts, cousins, or anyone else who just has to get "the" shot.

I've gotten me some nice shots at weddings and such while the photog was either stuck in the throne, or eating, or shooting someone else. In fact, my cousin's wedding photog missed 1/2 of the 1st dance... I did not.

Yes, it's possible you might get some missed moments by the photog, but all the bother and trouble just aint worth it.




  
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Jan 30, 2013 22:47 |  #8

jasperk99 wrote in post #15554126 (external link)
I hear you, I won't interfere with the pro, I plan on being discreet. I can see how it is frustrating for the pro when everyone is interfering with that in mind I think I am going go with the 50mm, so my flash doesn't interfere

dont think for a second about shooting without your flash at a nightclub.... you need a flash in addition to your 50.


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