I tried searching and found some info, but thought I would post anyways for my specific needs. I own a Canon 6D and have a 430EXII. I will be shooting a small event that will have a stage and require lighting for group shots (6-10 people per group shot). I have doubts that my 1 hotshoe flash will be up to this task to get the results I desire. Will the 430EXII be enough to handle this on camera? Or should I consider getting a 2 light off-camera setup?
If I got a 2 light setup, what is the best way to go about this for someone new to lighting? I don't want to break the bank, but want good results. After some reading and exploring, I saw that I can use an ST-E2 to fire the 430EXII. So if I simply bought another 430EXII and an ST-E2, will the ST-E2 fire both flashes at the same time? Are there other alternate setup you can recommend for me? I think I read about wiring a 580EX to the camera, and then using that as a master to control the 430EXII slave. Is this a better option?
I would really appreciate some advice on which basic setup to get for a lighting beginner. Thanks for your time.