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Jan 09, 2015 12:04 |  #1

I'm shooting a company party and still unsure of how to properly shoot this company holiday party. They just want portraits of everyone at the party. I'm thinking I won't be able to bounce cause the ceilings seem to be high, but I also don't want to use direct flash. Also, looks like I'll need to gel to get proper white balance? any suggestions:

http://www.iberiaresta​urants.com/images/ICry​stalBallroom2.jpg (external link)


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Jan 09, 2015 15:54 |  #2

What kind of portraits do you mean? Headshot only, head & shoulders, 3/4, full length? Are you just going to stand them up against the wall?

I've bounced my 580 and YN-656 off ceilings higher than that, and dark colored as well. Pull the kicker card out so some light goes forward and most goes up. I've also used modifiers such as the Lumiquest, but bounce provides better results. All of that is fine IMHO for candids, but for portraits I'd want to bring a couple of stands and umbrellas, plus a more interesting background than those walls or drapes. Of course it depends on what the client is asking and paying for.


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Jan 09, 2015 15:58 |  #3

You will be able to bounce flash off that easily, although it will take more power from your flash. If you're on a budget to shoot this then I'd say get one or 2 umbrellas set to either side of the subjects and your good. Backdrop then would be your only concern.


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Jan 20, 2015 13:19 |  #4

Totally forgot about this thread. Luckily, I did listen to you guys and was able to bounce. Now, I am looking to upgrade to a better flash, possibly 580EX II or YN568 II. For those that are interested, here are the final photos from that event:

https://www.flickr.com​/gp/jinforthewin/E9Jm9​9/ (external link)


Thanks again for all your help.


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Jan 20, 2015 14:22 |  #5

ready2go wrote in post #17391485 (external link)
Totally forgot about this thread. Luckily, I did listen to you guys and was able to bounce. Now, I am looking to upgrade to a better flash, possibly 580EX II or YN568 II. For those that are interested, here are the final photos from that event:

https://www.flickr.com​/gp/jinforthewin/E9Jm9​9/ (external link)


Thanks again for all your help.

nice work. a couple of shifts in color balance but if that is just from one room to the next it might not be an issue.

fwiw, those are candid shots, not portraits. :D


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