A client is arranging for me to cover various activities (weigh-in, interviews, etc.) a couple of days prior to the upcoming StrikeForce MMA event here in Dallas. An official UFC fighter will be accompanying me at all/most times, helping me identify who and what to shoot.
I anticipate mostly candid/casual, grab-n-go shooting.
I'm bringing two cameras, one w/ a fast prime (50mm/85mm) for ambient light, and one with a 17-40mm for on-camera flash (bounced off walls/ceilings.)
I'd also like to get a little different look than the standard party-pic, so I'm considering bringing my trained assistant (i.e. no.1 son) for off-camera "light-on-a-pole" strobist shots.
1. What am I missing that I should be aware of?
2. Should I even attempt off-camera strobist lighting?
I've shot MMA fights, but this is the first time I've been asked to cover pre-event PR activities.
Thank you in advance...