Upon request in another thread (http://photography-on-the.net …hread.php?t=409630&page=2), I've decided to document my trials and tribulations with Strobist-style lighting in my living room. I'll try to document my thought processes and provide example shots as I go, along with step-by-step instructions on how to dial in the flashes.
I said "Strobist-style" as I've taken a distinct departure from pure Strobist - I'm using Canon's wireless E-TTL II functionality and do NOT have Pocket Wizards at this time. I've amazed myself at what I can come up with, using three 580EX II flashes, an OC-E3 off-camera cord, and an assortment of goodies from Honl Photo (two Speed Straps, two Gobos, a 5" Shorty Snoot, and a kit of gels). I wish I had a few more of the Honl goodies, and I'll probably order them soon; I'm just not the right person to be messing with scissors and such to trim velcro. I've stuck with wireless E-TTL since I can adjust my flash balance from the camera-attached flash, and will likely add more flash units so I can use the on-camera flash as ONLY a signalling device and not have to string the off-camera cord tight as a banjo cord to get some lighting angles.
Up next: the first experiment.