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June 21, 2014, 09:43:58 AM
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Offline Grant Shearer

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Matric Dance Photos
« on: June 21, 2014, 09:43:58 AM »
good morning

I have a small challenge on my hands. A friends daughter has asked me to take her matric dance photographs in September.
Now being an appy motorsport and landscape photographer this is something completely new to me. So here I am asking for some advice, from everything to what is the best equipment (low budget) to be using, the types of shots I should be looking for, different poses, full photos, close ups etc.
Then what to watch for, shadows across the eyes, stray hairs, don't cut off the feet.
I have no idea yet whether the shoot will be indoors or outdoors, possibly both.

My current kit included
Canon 40D
EFS 18-55mm IS
EF 55-200mm 1:4.5-5.6 USM
EF 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 III USM
Tripod

I'm going to have to invest in a flash I suspect.
Then I'm thinking that the 55-200 is possibly the better of my choices. I do not want to be too in her face with the 50mm lens.
Or should I hire something better for the day?

June 22, 2014, 02:41:38 PM
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Re: Matric Dance Photos
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 02:41:38 PM »
Yep ... you may have to invest in a flash ... the 18-55 will do most of the work ... 55-200 may be too long most of the time at the short end.  A 17-85 or 18-200 is the right one for this.

Make sure you get some good shots that shows the dress well, then a few good couple shots of her and the partner and a few portraits of her.

The rest is mainly "street"{ type shots top reflect the mood and the guests.
Capture it when you see it ... it is a mere moment in time and will never come by again.
LPSSA

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June 22, 2014, 03:06:45 PM
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Re: Matric Dance Photos
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 03:06:45 PM »
Dankie  O0

September 15, 2018, 11:43:47 AM
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Re: Matric Dance Photos
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 11:43:47 AM »
What's a good flash option to invest in nowadays btw? What are people running with?