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Some peeps at my school asked me to document an event they're hosting there, some sort of math competition. Got any tips? I've never actually done photography for anything serious before.
    
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Haven't done too much indoor photography myself yet, but I have this to say:

Be prepared for low-light photography.

Personally, for indoors I use my 50mm f/1.8 exclusively because of its large aperature.
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If you can get the 50mm f/1.8 on craigslist for under $100 before the event do it. The 50 is by far the best value as far as canon lenses go. It's kind of hard to visualize a math competition, but I would bet that some close ups of people thinking really hard could be interesting...
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Yeah that was quite fail. The main competition was hosted in two rooms, one with a huge window as a wall, which caused terrible blacklight bleeding, and a large auditorium, which was very dimly lit, causing a boatload of motion blur.

Some of them shouldn't look too bad with some post processing at least.
    
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prob best thing is to get a flash. if not permitted, a fast lens and change aperture depending on situation
 
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