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Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 

Have any of you been to shoot the SEMA Car Show?


Good Day,
Have any of you been out to the SEMA Car & Parts Show in Las Vegas?
If so I'd like to know what was in your camera bag?
What you thought was best used in settings & Equiptment,
What might have wished you took with you.
and I'd love to see what you got.


Could you please help me out, as I have been asked to go and have never been there in person(though I watch everything on it I can)
I would like to be as prepared as possible for this very fast paced event.

Thanks for all your help,
Debby


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10/14/2007 9:44:08 AM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  hey cookie,
camera body mounted with 20-35,a 2nd camera body mounted with either a 28-200 or a 70-300,yeah external flash,2 tripods,2 remote releases,extra batteries,extra film,shocker,3 other lenses.50 1.7,why not a 28-70,might help. and for the trip home,and who knows,a 28mm prime.cleaning kit,and just a bit of confidence that you can pull this off....ooh yeah,spell check.
feel the love?
ahh glare,always got the cp.star filter,compass,notebook.pen,smokes and cooler.
let the purists scream,but sports mode in good light works great with my camera.depends on the setting,might be aperture priority?steppin out the studio eh?


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10/14/2007 8:09:49 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
  Bi-Planes
Bi-Planes
The best sky of the day,then it got ugly.
D200 I believe this was (P)200mm Tamon Lens w/ Polorizer.

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Nikon D200 Digital...
 
  I Got Ya!
I Got Ya!


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Thanks Sam for chimein' in!
I have the confidance I'll be happy no matter what I get, I just knew there were those of you who'd have a real good opinion to give.
I don't want to forget anything.
and I really want to walk in as prepared as possible to thoughly enjoy this experiance.
Most times you learn from others and what they wish they had done, looked for or brought.
There is SOOO much experiance here and Yeah, It's been Studio & Kids Sports for so long.
I went to the Mira Mar Air Show yesterday and
WOW! how slow I have gotten on Lens & setting changes.
So I will be on it every chance I get from now till then.
Thanks so much for any & all your help,
"Cookie" lol.


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10/15/2007 7:11:19 AM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  oh,


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10/16/2007 7:01:07 AM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  i tried to post last night debbie.
do your best to keep the sun behind you.
better detail and lighting.
inside,not my bag.the hot women in skimpy clothes selling,modeling,something..i don't even look..suuurre.seems some knowledge is being reserved.
who would even give advice and risk being outdone?those that don't want a game and not willing to be outdone?bawk,bawk.don't have to dress like one to be a chicken.
fear is the unknown,chicken is not willing to face it..eh?


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10/16/2007 8:44:10 PM

 
Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
  Hey Debby, I not only photograph the show and models I've built cars for the show. Anyways, you'll see all the girls in my port working for the manufactures booths. I usually carry a
17-40L and a 24-70 2.8. Light is decent but you'll want to bring the flash. I also recommend you bring your lunch and a couple bottled waters. I can tell you the cab line is about 1 hour long and if you're driving...I'll tell you the lot to park in. The best looking models will be working the wheels/tires hall. Oh yeah.....you have to have your drivers license and a business card to get the pass. I think registration is done...the show has the BEST after parties...although I don't really remember them. If you wanna see photos I have 2000+ photos for the last 3 years. Lastly....bring comfortable shoes...the show is about 12 miles if you walk the entire thing so get ready for evening soaks in the tub. 80% of the show is indoors the entire convention center...the outside is 4wheel drive rockclimbers and a little drifting.


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10/16/2007 10:19:35 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
  Thank you Oliver for the post & info.
I already have the company pass.
To be honest the last thing I want to Photograph is the models, I LOVE cars & car stuff, so I am really going for the indoor show.
and yes I would love to see some of your work!

I geuss what had me concerned was the uncontrolled lighting, spots and moving spots ect. I have the sb800's
but just didn't know what to expect.?

Thank you both for your help,
Debby


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10/17/2007 6:15:18 AM

 
Oliver Anderson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
  Deb, the shows about 12 miles if you walk every row...I was told this by the show management. there will be 150,000+ attending so you won't be able to use a tripod easily unless you're the most patient woman alive. You'll want to spend the most time in the 1st 2 halls which are usually Accessories, audio, custom paint, etc. A lot of the celebrities from biker buildoffs, Overhaulin, GAS, etc. are paid to autograph in these areas. then the last hall which has all the wheels, tires & models...did I mention models.JK These 2 halls are the best, the lighting is decent so the SB800 will be perfect.
Oh yeah, the line for your pass is over an hour so get there 1st thing...I know they mailed the pass to you but you'll need to check in...Pain in the booty. ID + company business card required. Get there 1st and leave by 2pm and you'll avoid the over 1 hour cab line. The LV tram...bites and has been broken 2 of the 3 SEMA shows so I've never taken it but it might be a quicker alternative. If driving get there early and park accross from The Beach for only $10...accross the street from the Convention Center


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10/17/2007 6:53:43 AM

 
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