Alright so I'm very new to strobe lighting. I've been reading forums/articles and decided to put some tricks I've learned in the past few months to good use.
I was the dedicated photographer among 20 people at a party my friends threw on new years. The living room was quite large. Ceilings were fairly low and the ambient light was pretty much non-existent.
What I decided to do with my on camera 580exii was to bounce it off walls/ceilings. Most of the time, I got pretty great results and the light looked natural and not harsh.
In some cases however, I ran in the problem of shadowy eyes. The overall light looked good but the eyes were in shadow, which made the photos a bit unflattering.
So to get a higher rate of usable photos in the future in such events, I started looking for solutions. Here comes the question:
Does it make sense to put a flash or 2 in different sections of the room and pointing them towards the ceiling and use either a ring flash or a small on cam flash with low power to just use as a fill?
Is there any other solution you guys can think of?
Now as you might have guessed, people just didn't stop partying and let me take pictures. The photos were all captures to achieve a more natural look instead of a pose. (well for the most part) So whatever solutions I come up with, it has to be an easy setup and I'd rather capture moments instead of moving lights around the whole time.
Thanks in advance!
PS: Incase you're wondering, I didn't forget to have a blast and leave the camera in the bag once in a while to celebrate with them