Corporate events, as a kind of reportage, have their own specifics. I'm already писал about the experience of filming a corporate party for fixes. In short, you can, but now I don't. If you can, it's always better to take a zoom with you 24-70mm... If fix - then 35mm.Why is there no place for a televisor at a corporate party?
Unlike seminars and conferences, telephoto can be easily abandoned here. Phallic 70-200mm or humble, but more beloved by me, 135mm will not provide you with fundamentally different pictures. You can take it if you want to, to snatch faces from the crowd. Only it makes no sense. You can easily come closer and shoot them in the same close-up. Often they won't even pay attention to you.
The nature of work at such events is in constant interaction with people. The telephoto is indispensable when you must remain invisible and must not interfere in what is happening. At corporate parties, unlike more formal events, you will very often be asked to take a photo with a Christmas tree / brandwall or a company banner. And when not asked, you must take the initiative yourself to photograph vacationers who do not care about you. They will only be grateful, but you need to gently remind yourself of yourself. However, starting from a certain point, you will be pulled without any hesitation. In such conditions, you will be very very cramped with a telephoto on a carcass. The situations will be likeand take a picture of us three“And you have 135mm ... Photos with banners are a separate topic. I'll tell you more.
At one recent event, I had about 40% of the total number of photos in front of a brand wall. Why? It is not the first year in Kiev (and not only) that it has been popular to do corporate events in the theme of the Oscars. Red carpet, posters with employees in the style of popular blockbusters and, of course, a brand wall with figurines. This is a magnet for girls who want to get glamorous photos. Your task is to make the photo bright and catchy. Proper flash setting (ideally - softbox) and post-processing in lightroom they will do their job, but TV does not belong here.
These focal lengths are ideal for working with people indoors. As mentioned above, you will take a lot of static photos in the style oftake a picture of us". These photos are not as simple as they might seem at first glance. You will need a focal range from 24mm to 50mm to instantly take a photo both full-length and waist-high. If you are photographing a group of people, usually without a wide angle you will not be able to capture the whole of them. Backtrack with fifty dollars you will have nowhere.
Advantages 24-70mm you can still feel it when you need to film employee performances and various shows. Your movements in such moments will be limited, and the zoom will help you get versatile photos. With fixes in such conditions, you will get monotonous photos or you will need a second carcass.