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Draft Dual Bodies Shoot Arrangements September 3, 2009

Posted by Lawrence Oei in Editor Notes.
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With the preferred lenses selected, here’s a head up on what I will be carrying for my upcoming shoot trips

Singapore F1 Championship – Nikkor 18-200mm VR II (D300s). Nikon SB-900.

Notes: Due to the expected crowd level and tightness of walkways, panning skills to capture the race has to be acquired to shoot through the fences, while mobility gives me a higher chance to shoot in prime locations for those short opportunities when they arise.

Expected Total Number of Shots (Bring-Home): 1,500

Macau/HK Trip – Nikkor 18-200mm VR II (D300s) and Nikkor 35mm F/1.8G (D90). Nikon SB-900.

Notes: Not much macro details are expected on this trip. Low light photography without flash may be necessary because its supposedly also a family vacation trip, and I am not going to kill myself carrying a tripod around.

Expected Total Number of Shots (Bring-Home): 1,500 (Macau) + 1,000 (HK)

USA Seattle Trip – Nikkor 35mm F/1.8G (D300s) and Nikkor 70-300mm G (D90)

Notes: Big city like this one has huge expense of land and widely spaced buildings and architecture. Most buildings, people are all the same. Big. Attempting to shoot wide is simply not wise as it simply stretches out the monotony. Focus should be devoted to part of an architecture or to people instead. An inexpensive 300mm lens is added into the picture to hopefully capture some wildlife in lakes around Seattle, Sumner area.

Expected Total Number of Shots (Bring-Home): 1,500 (Attractions + wildlife)

Japan Tokyo Trip – Nikkor 18-200mm VR II (D300s) and Nikkor 60mm F/2.8D (D90). SB-900.

Notes: Big yet highly packed city like Tokyo packs tons of details, life, activities, events and electronic gadgets. A walk-around 18-200mm lens should allow me to capture them across the streets, inside buildings and within the tube. Sweeping up all the remaining small details are done via the micro lens and SB-900.

Expected Total Number of Shots (Bring-Home): 3,000 (Tokyo + Osaka via Shinkansen)

Malaysia Malacca Trip – Nikkor 18-105mm G (D90)

Notes: Rustic places, slow pace and relaxing mode. That’s where Nikon D90 is sufficient to take care of the entire trip. Poor lighting condition of this city of Malaysia at night inhibit night photography and hence not recommended too. Portuguese influence architecture and food is the key highlight of the shoot.

Expected Total Number of Shots (Bring-Home): 350 (Food + Architecture)