6 May 2006, got a this job from a friend thru prettypeektures. This was actually a quite difficult assignment. A low light photography, in a hotel ballroom, with alternating stage performing light. For this kind of assignment, a fast lens is very recommended. My gears for the night were an 80-200mm 2.8, 50mm 1.4, and a 10-20mm wide angle and of course, an SB800 on my D50.
How?... i used aperture priority, set to max aperture, spot metering, auto WB, ISO800. Bounce flash at an angle to hit the subject. Adjust angle for different subject distance. Spot meter the subject face, lock exposure, recompose and shoot, until i got the correct shutter speed. Then, switched to manual, with some minor EV adjustment.
Errm.. one other thing for sure.. eat enuff before the event, even though it is a dinner event, i knew i wouldn't have enuff time to eat. Oh yess.. you tend to get hungry real easy when photographing ppl eating delicious food.
Overall, the groovy rock n roll dinner was so happening!!. With Shafinaz and Ramli Sarip as the guest artists, they really made the function livelier. Papa Rock betul betul mengundang kembali lagenda rock zaman silam.
:: pejal ::
:: event date | 6 may 2006 ::
:: venue | grand mahkota ballroom, hotel istana ::