Hey, well we had talent contest - Stars in Your Eyes - today at school, obviously I was on hand to photograph the whole thing. I had to go near the back because of the crowd and the stage isn't raised much, so I was shooting with the 70-300 IS lens @ ISO 1600 the whole time. a 70-200 F/2.8 or F/4 IS would have been much better suited for the lighting conditions since I didnt really go all the way to 300 to often.
Before hand though myself and some friends had a little fun messing about with the stage equitment as they were setting it up, I got them in saying they were part of the media group lol!
I would have prefered a faster lens, or perhaps just more light, or a Nikon D3 which could have coped perfectly lol! My Canon 40D did a good job, although some of the acts moved about a bit, having a cleaner ISO 3200 or a faster lens would have been welcome.
Comments and criticisms would be very much appreciated, although in terms of angles like I said I couldn't move much so I was limited in that respect, anything else is fair game
Here are some photos from before the event, and the actual event itself.
Tony With the mic
Niki on stage
Joseph Singing - Song Unknown
Mbali Singing - Rihanna Umbrella
Linzi Singing - Madona Material Girl - Kirst & Brianna dancing
Kirst, Linzi and Brianna accepting the 1st prize!
Canon EOS 5DmkII + BG-E6 + Canon EOS 40D + BG-E2N + Canon EOS 33
Canon 17-40 F/4L
USM + Canon 24-70 F/2.8L
USM + Canon 28mm F/1.8 USM + Canon 70-200 F/2.8L
USM IS + Canon 85mm F/1.8 USM
Canon Speedlite 580EX II + Canon Speedlite 540EZ + 2 x Nikon SB-80DX
Cactus V2s Wireless Trigger - 5 x
Cactus V2s Wireless Reciever