This week’s blog post is one of those “the things you do for family” moments. My dad had said yes to be one of the “runway models” for a local group of senior citizens’ fashion show.
So I (was) volunteered to photograph the event since he wouldn’t be able to for somewhat obvious reasons. Also, I don’t often do event photography, so it would be needed exercise for me.
So what did I learn during the shoot? A few things:
It is a good thing to shoot with multiple cameras (I used my Canon 600D with a 50 mm and my dad’s Canon 60D with an 18 - 200 mm lens), because that way you can get different angles/viewpoints from the same location.
It’s a good thing to move around anyway...since you’ll get a better variety than just using the two camera approach already mentioned. If nothing else at least you won't be blocking the view of the same people throughout the whole show! ;-)
It’s also a very good thing to sync the clocks of your two cameras since that way the photos will appear in the right chronological order in your Lightroom catalogs (I learned that lesson at a previous event).
Custom white balance. I should have used it. Ahead of time! That way I wouldn’t have to go through all the photos and adjust them on an almost one by one basis.
I've put all the 78 pictures that I ended up with in a Flickr album, so if you're masochistic enough to want to look at them, here's the link to it: