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17-08-11, 04:31 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I would try to avoid the wide-angle which, as has been said, would tend to give distortions towards the corners. It's worth sticking with a minimum of a standard view (50mm for your camera), but the 70-300mm lens, used at 70mm, would be my choice.... and a tripod, of course. You'll have to open up the distance from camera to team and use around an f/5.6 or f/8 aperture to get a decent depth of field to get all the smiling faces sharp - but still possibly throwing the background out of focus a little. Also worth trying to keep a fast shutter speed and a speed setting of ISO200 to 400 would allow this. Be prepared to take a few shots - burst mode perhaps - in the hope of having everybody's eyes open at least once. Don't photograph them tight against a wall - it will spoil the shot. A professional might use a powerful flash off-camera to brighten up the players and allow the background to darken.
Summary, then...... 70mm, f/5.6 to f/8, try ISO200 to give a slightly faster shutter speed, tripod - and see if you can leave some distance behind the players to let it blur out a bit.
Still, I must say...... for the owner of a few thousands quids' worth of gear to ask your questions it does equate with the owner of a Rolls-Royce asking the garage how to change gear.
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