Art Fashion Show - Advice please.

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

  1. Ryan1524 macrumors 68000

    Ryan1524

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    #1
    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

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    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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