Tomorrow night (yes, Friday night) I have been asked to attend a school event where a homecoming queen and king will be crowned. My job is to take photos of the actual crowning and then photos of the newly crowned king and queen and other couples afterwards. It will be held on a stage in the cafeteria and I'm informed that the lighting is pretty decent. I can't even BEGIN to explain how absolutely nervous I am about this. Terrified isn't even the word. I have been to these things before and know that normally the photographers you see there are very seasoned and have lots of equipment.
I myself am new to the photography world, still learning and so far only have two lenses and a wireless remote. I am borrowing a tripod because I know that will most definitely be a must but I'm most nervous about the lighting. I know how gym lighting can be, been there, done that. So if the cafeteria lighting is anywhere similar to gym lighting I have no idea what my best bet would be. Auto? Manual? Shutter Priority? Aperature Priority?!?!?! AHHH! Plus I only have my stock flash,,which makes me feel a little inadequate to get the job done because I am searching for an external but have yet to scrape up finances for it. But I know I've toggled the flash a little bit on my menu settings.
Can anyone tell me anything about the differences in like Slow flash, Rear flash, Fill flash..etc? Plus should I set my white balance differently or any of that in-depth stuff to make the indoor photos the best they can be! ANY advice would be very much so appreciated. The photos will be PUBLISHED in the newspaper so it's a big deal to me..if not anyone else..because it will be my name out there for everyone to see. So again, any adice would be soooooooo appreciated! THANKS!