I’m thinking forward to the 2009 Michigan Galaxy Pageant and wondering what equipment to take with me. I’ve taken pictures as a journalist at the Miss Michigan USA pageant and some other smaller pageants, but this is my first time being the official event photographer. Do I empty out the studio and take all the portable equipment or do I pick and choose a few items?
I know that I need a backdrop for taking headshots. Do I take the large stand with white paper or do I take the white collapsible backdrop with stand?
Do I want to go with a simple one light setup with a large umbrella?
Or do I want a 3 light glamour setup with a barndoor fill, medium softbox main and a grid hairlight?
Any suggestions? I’ve got a month to figure this out so some comments would be helpful.