Ok, so as much as I love my wife she can sometimes set me up for some stress. Our oldest daughter is graduting from 8th grade and my wife volunteered to help set up. Well apparently while she was setting up this weekend she ended up volunteering me to take photos (kind of like Prom pictures) at the schools 8th grade graduation dance immediately following the ceremony...which I found out about yesterday.- the taking photos part. My issues are:
1) It's going to be dark so I need to light the photos.
2) All I've got are 2 speedlights (a Canon 540EZ and YN-560II) that I use manually.
3) The dance is tomorrow night so the immedate idea of buying an AB800 (or 2), which I want anyway, isn't going to happen in time.
So my question, will I be able to light these photos with just my 2 little speedlights and not blow them up or watch them go up in flames? There's about 80 8th graders graduating, and I'm assuming that I'm not going to have much space to do this in...I'll find out this afternoon when I go take a look. Oh, and they want 4x6's printed on the spot- go figure. I'm guessing that I'll probably end up taking about 300 shots taking into account reshoots for closed eyes and such- my poor speedlights are in for a long night.
Any ideas how I'd light these? 1 main, and 1 fill about 2 stops lower?