Indoor event tips

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Indoor event tips

Hi guys, gals...

i will take some photos of indoor event (beauty saloon) and i need some tips.

There are white walls and ceiling, great for bouncing. People will not pose, it's an event, so i will have people where i would need 2 meter in focus. There is no way i can have that much focus and stay at ISO 100, i guess. Camera Canon 100D (crop) + 24mm 2.8 stm + 18-55 stm (for close ups if required) + 50mm 1.8 stm (if i get change to shoot single person)

This is what i think, but would like to hear what you guys think;

1.) Stay away from people, the further they are, i get more in focus. I should keep at least 2 meters from them. Space is not large, so i will have some issues.

2.) Use on crop 24mm - what do you think? Anything above will leave me with less dof.

3.) Try to stick to at least f8 - if i raise ISO i could maybe get to f11 - that should give me dof as much as one could ever want, right?

4.) Should i not complicate and accept some faces to be a bit out of focus - i tend to delete photos where there are no sharp eyelashes, but i am used to take photo of single person only

5.) What do you think of white card on flash? It should provide a bit more direct light, giving some more power to flash, that is, less spill. Would you use it or just bounce all from ceiling/wall.

I recently took some shots indoor, and i must say that even at 24mm, i had problems with dof - where children ware playing, so candid photos, and it's hard to keep them all in focus - and flash was not strong enough to go to f11 - but i was at ISO 100 / f7.1.

Those photos would need to look good at 2000px (longer side) for their web page

 em28's gear list:em28's gear list
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Canon EF-S 24mm F2.8 STM Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 (EOS 100D)
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