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Lucian
Lucian  4505 forum posts
20 May 2012 - 7:34 PM

I have just been commisioned by an organisation to photograph a 2 day conference. Can anyone advise on what lenses and lighting equipment are best for this type of work.

Also, i am going to be batch processing the photos as they want the photos for web upload. What size and crop ratio should be ok for this?

What is the going rate per day for conference photography. Im getting 300 per day but dont know if this is the going rate or should i be charging more or less?

Thanks

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puertouk
puertouk  21012 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 9:11 PM

Experienced pro's get a lot more than 300 a day. I would hazzard a guess and say in the region of 1,000 + per day + expenses. A good quality lens is required as you know. I'm getting the Canon 24-105mm lens next week, so something like that would do the job easily
Stephen

Lucian
Lucian  4505 forum posts
20 May 2012 - 9:31 PM

I have a 24-105 and it is a lens i use regularly for weddings. I also have a 70-200 f4 non is lens that i never use becuase i dont feel comfortable with long lenses but i think i may have to use it for most of the shots as they want me to work unobtusively. I am a bit worried about using on camera flash with a long lens as the light may look very harsh if having to travel a long way.

scottishphototours

I'm convinced you're taking the pi** every time you post something nowadays...you get a 2-day conference job then come on here asking for advice on lenses, lighting, on-camera flash and post-processing??? Are you having a laugh?

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2012 - 10:59 PM


Quote: they want me to work unobtusively. I am a bit worried about using on camera flash with a long lens

If you use flash you cease to be unobtrusive! Grin

zed
zed  9551 forum posts United Kingdom
21 May 2012 - 2:02 PM

Have you gone to check out the rooms or know about the rooms, they may have really good directional light coming in from available windows.

Lucian
Lucian  4505 forum posts
21 May 2012 - 2:05 PM

It is being held at one of the countrys top wedding venues but the reason i have got the job is because they were not happy with the quality of photos the last time round so they decided to book me instead. I have been told that the light is not to good but that was the opinion of the person who booked me. It is important that i do this job well as i have decided to specialise in corporate event photography.

zed
zed  9551 forum posts United Kingdom
21 May 2012 - 2:13 PM

So you don't specialise in weddings anymore then?

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 6:07 PM

Lucian's going from strength to strength! Smile

But 4 of his wedding websites are still up and running, so I imagine he'll be doing a few weddings still..............

scottishphototours


Quote: It is being held at one of the countrys top wedding venues but the reason i have got the job is because they were not happy with the quality of photos the last time round so they decided to book me instead. I have been told that the light is not to good but that was the opinion of the person who booked me. It is important that i do this job well as i have decided to specialise in corporate event photography.

Come on then, spill the beans - where is it??

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33375 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:35 PM


Quote: So you don't specialise in weddings anymore then?


Quote: Lucian's going from strength to strength! Smile

But 4 of his wedding websites are still up and running, so I imagine he'll be doing a few weddings still..............

Is there such a thing as corporate weddings?

pulsar69
pulsar69  91611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:39 PM

its probably here ....


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The world famous St Peters Seminary in Glasgow just down the road from Lucian , I did a shoot here myself , the lighting was awful i have to admit ... Wink

Last Modified By pulsar69 at 21 May 2012 - 7:40 PM
Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139367 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:43 PM

Rotfl! Grin

scottishphototours

I'm serious here, that's why I'm asking - I would love to get more jobs like this one, so there's a serious issue of HOW he's managing to get such work!

pulsar69
pulsar69  91611 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2012 - 7:44 PM


Quote: I have a 24-105 and it is a lens i use regularly for weddings. I also have a 70-200 f4 non is lens that i never use becuase i dont feel comfortable with long lenses but i think i may have to use it for most of the shots as they want me to work unobtusively. I am a bit worried about using on camera flash with a long lens as the light may look very harsh if having to travel a long way.

Not comfortable with long lenses , or flash , or how much to charge , which bit are you comfortable with ?

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