Basic camera equipment for a small indoor event shoot assignment.

posted on 16th of january, 2016

If you ever wondered if you need to have plenty of high end camera gears for a small to moderate indoor event function (e.g a solemnization or small wedding) then I will like to share some in the list according to my past working experiences.

(1)The camera body.
A full frame body will be good but if you are new, running low on the money or just hesitant about jumping into large investments on equipment yet, a cropped body camera (like the Nikon D90) will still do the job in delivering A4 or 4"x6" prints.

(2)The lens.
A brand new decent 17-50 mm lens (or 24-70mm on a full frame body) will suffice and is the bare minimum. With multiple parties a common photo take in weddings and events, I hardly use the fast aperture setting. To get faces in focus, don't be shy or feel taboo to shoot your photos...

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Posted by Unteroffizier on January 29, 2016
Hi Deming9120, For high ceilings, and an area wide and deep, dragging the shutter helps. Some photographers can shoot images still without blurring at speeds as low as 1/40 or 1/20 to get in more of the ambient light. For me I can only do 1/80. I have shaky hands.
Posted by Deming9120 on January 28, 2016
Great informative post!!! I do agree that these are the basic equipment required by every photographer.

I also agree that more powerful flashes such as the 580EX II will be needed especially if bounced flash is used in an area with very high ceiling levels.

I personally find that the 430EX II is not powerful enough when using bounce flash in events that has the venue's ceiling heights higher than 3 stories, where I always have to use full output just to get a properly exposed photograph in many events I have done.

The 430EX II will always need to recycle during a full power output, and it is not instantaneous even with new batteries

Thus, most of the times buying a more powerful flash unit with a higher Guide number as mentioned is beneficial, because it has more power headroom to spare, hence you do not need to use full output as often as the 430EX II.
Posted by Unteroffizier on January 18, 2016

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