A couple weeks ago I was browsing the local volunteer website for Milwaukee. I came across an organization looking for a volunteer photographer (the ad said "prefer if you have your own camera"
). So I called up Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful
and offered my services. The nice lady (she sounded like a bit of a hippie-chick, so we should get along good) said they needed some help redesigning their website. If you click the link, you'll see what I mean. She asked for "urban-type-pictures" whatever that means. So for the past couple weeks I've been trying to capture some "urban-type-pictures."
But I'm not sure what to do about the second request. I was also asked to tag along on a field trip for college students that KGMB was hosting to a recycling facility as the photographer. That's all good and fine; I've done three weddings to date, so I can handle myself in a group getting the candids in. The trouble is, I'm not sure which camera to take, my rangefinder or my SLR.
With the SLR I have a range of focal lengths and it's the old standby. I know the camera well and what it will do. It's also bayonette mount for speedy lens changes, handy in changing conditions. And it's AE to boot. I only have wides for my rangefinder. But I've been really happy and getting better with the 35 lately. I've also been getting faster at gauging the exposure, but still take my time to set up anything using an external viewfinder.
So what should I take? I want to do a good job for these folks and not look like some hack with a fancy camera. I'm willing to chance it a little and use the "foot zoom." And the wides could
be appropriate for the tour groups. What would you do?