Once again I was volunteered to shoot a clothing show that a local senior citizens' group put on. Like previous times my dad was one of the runway models, so he was unable to shoot the event, hence me doing it. Plus it's an interesting experience to shoot that stuff, since it isn't quite what I usually do.
Like previous years I shot it with two cameras, my Canon 600d with an 18-200 mm zoom lens and my dad's Canon 60d with a 50 mm 1.8 lens. I've found that I enjoy having two different focal lengths available when doing this event so I can vary the different pictures that I take, as well as the positions I shoot from.
While I remembered to synch their internal clocks this time I still forgot to set a custom white balance for the room in them; which forced me to do the white balance in post-production for all the images, since the cameras made the images VERY yellow. Next event I need to remember the custom for-the-space white balance, because that will save me a lot if time in editing!
All in all I took close to 700 exposures that evening which is quite a lot, even for me. I think it was because I was a bit out of practice when it comes to event photography, so I did a lot of "spraying and praying"...which of course came back to bite me in the editing! It gets on your patience to go through that many images to pick your selects, but in the end I got it down to about 200 that were okay and from them I've picked around 70 that I am delivering to the "customer", or in this case the group putting on the event.
An even smaller selection of images (perhaps around 15 or so) will also be sent to the local ad-funded free newspaper with a short text about the event...which they will of course have the final say on whether they go into print or not.
Sadly this was the last time this group put on this event, due to increased cost of renting the place as well as an upcoming renovation of it which most likely will make it unavailable for some time. It's been fun to shoot stuff that is very removed from my usual "repertoire" and prove to myself I can do this type of photography too...I get at least a few keepers among A LOT of duds!