Super help!

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Dagless, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    I reluctantly accepted to shoot an event my cousin was putting on. It's a fashion show, quite a big one too (about 80-100 models, catwalk...) hence why I'm a little nervous! But I'm also a quite excited about the chance to really do a good job and have a great night.

    I have an EOS 350D, standard 18-55mm lens. Oh, and a tripod. I know the super basic ins and outs of digital photography like white balance, metering etc.

    Any tips for a fashion shoot? Or a helpful site perhaps? The event is on Wednesday :eek:
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  3. beavo451 macrumors 6502

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    With your lens, you are going to have to be close. Like, right up next to or near the stage. Do you have an external flash unit? Or just those three things you mentioned?

    A fashion show is pretty high speed and you will also need a decent amount of memory. See if you can get a few test shots in to get yourself set for the lighting environment.
     
  4. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

    Dagless

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    Apparently it will be well lit, and from various parties in the past I've learnt how to take pictures in not-so perfect lighting.
    Thinking about stopping by a friends place tomorrow, he's a pro and if I beg and cry might get to borrow one of his flashes or proper lenses.
     
  5. fall3n macrumors 6502

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    They always have rehersals for fashion shows, see if you can go to one so that you can see if any errors will arise. This way you can fix them before it's to late. Also, with that lens, make sure to tell your friend that you need to be right up close to all the models (lucky guy ;) )
     

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