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Shooting a neon dance?
I'm hired to shoot a neon dance coming up mid June. Nothing big, just a dance put in by high school kids who enjoy this kind of stuff. they aren't expecting anything professional. (I'm getting paid in free entry, free drinks, advertisement, etc.) just wondering if any of you have any reccomendations on equipment i should have or tips. Ill be shooting mostly photo but maybe some video.
By neon dance I mean glow sticks, black lights, etc
What kind of equipment do you have already?
You will probably need a prime with a large aperture(exc. canon 50 1.8)
Maybe bring some sort of stabilization(tripod,mono pod)and try some loong exposures and mess around with lightpainting -> instant wow factor for sure.
you 100% are going to want a tripod. Get up high and shoot long exposure shots (like a second or two). Those should look DOPE!
if you want to get in peoples faces you'll want a wide angle lens with a wide aperture. (drunk people like getting really close to cameras n shit) get a flash diffuser, the closer your flash is to your lens the better, not below or beside (unless you have more then one) . oh and flashes scare people so use them sparingly. also take pictures of the hot chicks, this technique yields far greater results.
make sure you wear lots of white, patterned clothing, you'll look RAD!
I'm pretty excited to shoot this. Yeah I spin poi so I've done light painting before and that's a shit ton of fun. Yeah I plan on taking a lot of wide up close shots as well.
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