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Earline Gilley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/23/2006

Corporate/Family Event - First Timer

I am a a wildlife photographer who has "foolishly" volunteered to take photos at a corporate family event. The event will involve children of all ages, their parents, some safety lessons regarding swimming, and a one hour splash in the pool. The event is taking place at nice hotel banquet room and outdoor pool. Do I need to bring flashes, reflectors, backdrops? Should I do all candid or should I pose the people? Since there will be a pool involved, I imagine a polarizer filter will be required. It will most like be sunny, so I was thinking of a Neutral Density filter too. There will be ladies in bathing suits who could get very angry with me if I take unflattering photos, so I want to do the best I can. Any, and I mean ANY, suggestions are welcome.

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7/14/2006 1:00:51 PM

Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  such a loaded question,at least your thinking.
both.candid and formal,who signs your check..
try to be a little discreet on which photos you might show them for (publication}.
all the accesories,cpl,yes,the rest is your call for what you want.
no clue on camera and lenses..

oh yeah..
no volunteer is foolish?what?ya can't be fired?

the speed of your lens would be nice,a nice 200mm f2.8.

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7/14/2006 9:11:51 PM

Earline Gilley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/23/2006
  Thanks for the response. I am glad to hear you mention the 200mm lens. I don't want to bring all of my lenses (I have zooms only: 24 - 80, a 70 -300 , and a 200 - 500). Sounds like I should probably stick with the 70 to 300 as my main lens, then if a group shot is needed the 24 - 80 should do the trick.

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7/17/2006 5:03:46 AM

Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  ya didn't say wether you were shooting film or digital?inside you might need to use iso 400-800 and maybe flash,depends on the lighting.
for group shots and posing,if you do,. be very aware of the background.
people with glasses should tilt their heads down just a little and take 2 or 3 shots of each group to be sure and get one good one.
and try to keep the sun behind you for the pool shots.
and don't be worried,that will add one more thing to the (could go wrong) part of it.
good luck,sam

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7/17/2006 12:25:42 PM

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