I'm going to a friends roller hockey game and wanted to get some tips on how I should set up. It's a local rec league so I will have access to both the player bench, possibly the scorer's bench, and can walk fully around the rink. There is a 2nd floor catwalk available as well, but he rink has the regular glass, and a netting above it that would obstruct view from those levels. Lighting is okay, though I say that as a player and not someone who's thought about taking photos there before.
I have a T1i, sigma 30mm 1.4, sigma 18-250 3.5-6.3, and a 430ex that I have radio triggers for.
My thought is to setup the flash on a tripod in the player bench and move around the rink with the superzoom. I can have someone point the flash in the direction of the action as it moves. I'm actually thinking 1/200 would be sufficient to freeze the motion, though if I get a little bit it may be okay.
The other alternative is to bounce the flash straight up, but I dont know how that will perform as the ceiling is quite high.
Am I going to be disappointed?