Large Group Photo 430ex / 580ex

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Large Group Photo 430ex / 580ex
Apr 2, 2009

I have offered to take a photo for the school I work at of 200-225 students. I will have access to a large auditorium with options for stage lighting.

I currently plan to use a 30d + 10-22mm efs + 430ex & 580ex (haven't bought one yet, but this will be my excuse to finally get one, already approved by my wife!) and I have CS3. I'm concerned about lighting around the edges, height to take the photo at, ISO prob 400, apature prob around 5, with an exp. of 100 or more depending on how much light I get set up. I'll be sure to keep the zoom at 20mm or more to keep the stretchy faces to a min. Will I run into problems processing different ratios of 5x7 and 8x10? That is one thing I always forget to take into account.

I'm hoping to utilize the stage lighting as much as I can...

Any help, or suggestions would be much appreciated!

There is a bit of 'pressure' in this photo as parents will be purchasing either a 5x7 or 8x10, and the school will be enlarging and framing a 16x20 to display on a wall of fame.

thanks in advance!
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