Having problems with your Canon PowerShot S2 IS Digital Camera ?

I have the canon eos 50D and I have to take professional phots on new years eve at a dance. What settings would I use?

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You might consider using a tripod which will help a lot in poor light, and/or a flash attachment but the lighting and the scene is likely to vary considerably in different shots. You might be better on whatever automatic settings are available but you could take a few flash shots, and some without, and see which you prefer. In manual mode you can use spot metering to fix on the main subject with half pressed shutter release before framing each shot, as is often very useful anyway, and also adjust the exposure with + and - EV to taste and try different ISO (lower ISO numbers = more grainy but less exposure time needed). Mainly could you do some trial runs to build experience and confidence?
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