I've been asked to take pics of the 2nd annual Youth Film Festival in a tiny town. There are only 4 entrants. I've advised my friend/organizer that I have no experience (I almost always shoot only macro). There will only be one other photographer, also an amateur, he has no flash and a 14-45mm. I do have an SB-700 speedlight and plan to use it on-camera as I do not have a PW. But should I use my 90mm F2.8 macro lens and concentrate on half length portraits or should I duplicate the other photog and use my 18-55mm F3.5 kit lens or my 55-300mm F4.5.
What scares me about this is that there will be no opportunity to think through the composition, (although I can get access to the red carpet award area for a short time before the contestants and parents arrive). The other thing that is scary is that the only other 2 times I attempted anything remotely similar - one housewarming and one cultural festival - everything was underexposed and there was way too much "noise". This time the ceilings will be high again and the walls wood so I'm not sure how much help the flash will be.