trailblazer wrote in post #18137950
Now this makes me ask another question- is it that you only shoot in the direction your lights are set up in? Or do you keep a flash on camera, or handy so you can shoot stuff not happening where the lights are pointing?
I'd like to know as well.
In my most recent wedding, I bounced against the ceiling. However, the ceiling was so low that I had to keep redirecting the light when the action moved from one side of the reception hall to the other.
When I can't bounce at all, I usually get in close to my subjects and light them with two speed lights - one on camera and one in my left hand. This works OK with the 24-70mm, but not so much with the 70-200mm (due to the size/weight and also because I can't get the key light flash off axis very much). An assistant holding the second flash is very useful here. I did this fairly successfully once. I was using manual flashes at the time and had to use pitcher/catcher-type hand signals to indicate how much to increase/decrease the power. Thank heavens for Canon's RT system!
I've always wanted to set up one light in each corner at a reception and use groups to fire off specific lights based on the direction I'm shooting. But so far, most rooms I've shot in aren't very conducive to this setup.