I've read countless forum posts, manuals, and more forums trying to improve the pictures from my setup. The goal is a photo booth for a wedding using some oldskool theater pars as a prop and back splash. When I took some sample shots of my 4 month old daughter today, it was not enough to freeze her and the light quality was poor.
I turned up the B800 to full power. It is running as a slave while the 580EX fires from my camera. I am getting a 1/8" hotshoe female adapter for the Spedlite today so I can run the PC hotshoe adapter from my camera and put the Speedlite off to the side in a diffuser box. Maybe thenI can run the Speedlite at 100% and get enough light.
I am out of money to spend on the setup after dropping $1500 on lighting and props. The camera is set at 400 iso now with aperture priority. I tried some in manual, and will have to settle for manual if I can get the Speedlite off camera and in the diffuser.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I will post some pics later. Am I just limited by my crap old camera and cheap kit lens? For the record, I am an oldskool film photographer with every photo course under my belt. Thanks in advance! Clint.