Art Fashion Show - Advice please.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Ryan1524, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000


    Apr 9, 2003
    Canada GTA
    Hi everyone,

    I'm covering an art fashion show by my university in two weeks. I'm working with the co-ordinators of the show, so I most likely will be able to get free reign over where I can go and when.

    Having said that, some people mentioned that shooting from farther away allows for a more level shot, and I'm sure it's easier to change angles when I don't have to bust my way through the audience at the end of the runway. This seems to be why a lot of people like carrying a 70/80-200mm f2.8. I'm thinking this might be a little long for my camera and its 1.5x multiplier.

    So my question is, should I bring 11-16mm f2.8, a 35mm f2 (staying close to the end of the runway), an 85mm f1.8 or Rent a 70-200mm f2.8 and keep my distance? This is something only experience can answer. I've never done a fashion show before.

    I'm shooting with a D70s, and when needed, helped by an SB-600 + sto-fen.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. GotMyOrangeCrus macrumors regular

    Absolutely rent the 70-200. The 11-16mm and even the 85mm are not portrait lenses and will not make the models look anywhere near as good as the 70-200mm. Wide angle distorts faces. The 85mm would be doable but again they will look better with the 70-200. You really want to stay above 135mm for shootingthis type of stuff.

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