Five lenses every indoor photographer must have in their kit. It doesn’t matter whether you shoot Canon or Nikon, or whether you shoot crop or full frame. These five are a must have for capturing emotion and action in low light. If you’re still using a variable speed, package zoom lens then I implore you to consider purchasing at least one high-speed lens. Both Canon and Nikon offer an identical lineup of fast glass. In this article I want to focus on five different lenses. Three prime lenses and two zoom lenses.
For most photographers an 85mm f/1.8 lens is the ideal portraiture lens. It offers great depth of field while minimizing the foreshortening effect of the shorter primes. The lens is also offered in a professional version with a maximum aperture of f/1.2. The 85mm focal length is somewhat limiting for general purpose use but makes up for this with gorgeous traditional portrait shots. This is the lens you will use most of the time when you get the lighting gear out and pose your clients for their formal shots. The wide aperture also gives you the ability to take advantage of available lighting for soft natural portraits.
Many event photographers DC will charge you a booking fee. While some only do this for really small proms, others charge this no matter what. It is a good idea to get everything up front on paper so there are no surprises come prom night. If you are a large school looking for a prom photographer you should be able to find a good company without paying a booking fee. Also, take a look at the photographers website to see the types of event they cover. This also gives you an idea of what to expect as far as their style. If you find a company that does a lot of formal events, like military balls and other events like these, they will have the experience you are looking for.
# Will you be close to a person, vessel, vehicle or structure? Will you be over an assembly of persons? Rule 5 (1) (e) Rules of the Air and Rule 5 (1) (d).
Memory albums. These are a growing trend. Not everyone has the time or talent to put them together. Show sample pages to potential clients. You charge for supplies and labor, the labor being your cut.
Use a sturdy tripod to hold your camera during the picture, the sturdier the better. If you’re buying a tripod just to capture the northern lights, get a one with a ball head. When taking the picture, don’t extend the center post, because it can cause the camera to sway, which will make your pictures less sharp.
We recently updated our website. As we were looking for photographs to put on the website it was clear when the people were having fun and knew the photographer, versus when the people didn’t even though they were having fun. But the over riding objective when we photograph a corporate event is to make sure that we deliver what the planner wants with their photography.