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Old Jul 26, 2004, 7:02 AM   #1
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*Posted the same topic under Nikon forum. However, later found out Nikon DSLR forum here, i guess posting here is more appropriate*

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Hi all,
My company has asked me to become the event photographer for our annual dinner this coming weekend. This is my first time taking up event photography. I'm excited and at the same also a bit nervous. Should i do this event good, more to come later.

I have called a friend to team up with me so that we back up each other in case anything happens to any of us (btw, he's using Canon D60) . BTW, I have shot event before. Examples of my shots are here : http://faizal.fotopic.net/c238013.html

My company would like to have abt 100 images for the event. The plan is, we are going to print all 100 images in 4R first and then let the staff choose which one they would like to be printed. Later we are going to do a mass printing at a local print shop.

I have never printed the images on paper before. Therefore, is the printout taken at ISO400 (and above) really obvious when printing at 4R? Recommended to use noise removal software before printing?
Will be using the kitlens and SB800 and shoot in NEFs.

Any tips/guide/advice appreciate very much!

Faizal
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Old Jul 27, 2004, 1:31 AM   #2
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In my experience, printing images tends to exagerrate JPEG compression more so than the uniform fine-grained high ISO noise from the D70. Don't hesitate to go upto ISO800. Since you're planning on shooting NEFs, you have nothing to worry about!

Also, most normal people who aren't camera/tech junkies will usually be too distracted by the content of the image to even bother questioning the "noise" contained in it. I find even severe (to me) optical distortions go unnoticed...
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Old Aug 26, 2004, 5:54 AM   #3
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thanks Onyx...

i shot mostly in ISO400-800. Yes the noise is obvious but i use noise removal software to remove. my backup photographer was using Sony 828 but the noise even at ISO400 is terrible.

Here are the results of the job http://faizal.fotopic.net/c250621.html

Tell me what you think! :-)
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Old Aug 26, 2004, 1:48 PM   #4
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Good job faizal - and I see neat image did its job too. Did you use a diffuser on the flash? (hard to tell cos asian ladies always seem topour on tons of white powder on their faces that are very unfriendly to flashes).
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Old Aug 26, 2004, 8:43 PM   #5
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thanks Onyx.

Yes, i did use the diffuser, 45degrees angle and some of them direct flash with diffuser. one thing i made mistake though, some of the shots i accidently angled at -7degrees, which resulted the bottom half over exposed.

Could not bounce from the ceiling as the ballroom was really huge.

Some of them were quite friendly, even asked their pics to be taken.

and yes, they do like to put lotsa 'white stuff' on their face..heheee...
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