I shot an event yesterday, as said. In a club. A challenging environment.
More pics coming soon, but here’s one more, just to give you a taste of what a good camera and good glass can do.
I shot with two cameras:
- The 1Ds MkIII with the wide lens (16-35 2.8L earlier, 35mm f/1.4 later)with a 580EX II flash.
- The 7D with the long lens (70-200 2.8L) and a 430EX II flash.
And they did fine.
The 7D produced some wonderful images – to be posted here with technique tips in the next little while. I am very happy with it.
To start you off, some tips for club shooting:
- Shoot wide. I needed f/1.4-f/2.8 at 1/30th or less at up to 1,600 ISO.
- Bring a small LED flashlight so you can see your camera (thanks Alvin, for the tip)
- Bring two cameras, one long for shots uch as the above, and one wide for the “grip and grins”. Wide should be 35mm on full frame or 24mm on crop cameras, and fast.
- You can drag the shutter more if you have to.
- Shoot people with some light in the background
- Bring batteries
- Bounce, or if you cannot, then use a Gary Fong lightsphere or a Honl bounce card with CTO gels
And of course: have fun.