Darter02 wrote: »
I think there's a little misunderstanding. I don't tax my flashes at every reception. On those certain ones where the folks are dancing like crazy, the DJ is really pumping the music, and folks forget I'm there, THAT is when I'll get an occasional "hot pocket." I try to make myself part of the scene by blending into the crowd, and as the rhythm of the dance peaks, and the DJs starts his light show (when he's a good one anyway) I actually turn my flash into part of his show. I'll still aim it a the crowd, but I'm only trying to whip them up even more. It seems to work for a specific type of situation that only happens at an occasional reception. I should probably just get a strobe.
BTW, nice work on that page. I took a look a look at it just now. It's been a busy few days, so I've not been online. I shot a Tough Mudder event over the weekend. Yoinks.
Getting back to your page. In that third one down, with the folks throwing petals, that's some nice work. It's very nicely staged. That crowd was pretty mellow at that point? It looks like a tight space, how'd you stand your flashes? I hate using them unless a crowd is really mellow. (I don't mean they're just sitting around, I mean NOT falling down drunk and wild.)
I just picked up some HEAVY c-stands for outdoor use. They're sturdy enough that they could withstand a bump or two without tumbling. Until I get rid of these Pocket Wizards I'm afraid I'll have to be cautious on when I'll use so much off camera flash. It was a mistake buying them, I'd hoped the ability to update the firmware would eventually fix the problem. Live and learn. For me, each and every piece of gear I own, or purchase, has been earned through the use of the gear. It's a slow, methodical approach but it''l get me there.
Also, this thread wasn't about trying to solve any problems, I just wanted to talk about shooting weddings. It was more of way to see what other folks were doing. I may even begin other random discussions. I've enjoyed this one.
Matthew Saville wrote: »
BTW my friend just introduced me to the Yungnuo 560 EX mk3's, they're built-in radio wireless like the 600EX, but without wireless TTL. (Though they do have wirless HSS, AND the ability to change the flash zoom!!!!!) For only $70-80, you can't go wrong considering the Yongnuo name has finally begun to offer decent construction quality. Apparently you can still use an on-camera 600EX or 580EX, for those of you who need TTL on-camera, and then just add the controller via a PC sync port...
Something I'd definitely check out, before splurging on such expensive units as the 600EX!