stayhumble wrote in post #12288628
Yes, I have been to this place. Everything in the lobby is DARK. Dark walls, dark ceiling. It is essentially a cave.
not only will it be hard to bounce off those dark ceilings and walls, but it will also reflect unwanted tones onto the subject.
what you will need is a bracket(with trigger), ETTL flash and you will need to use your other arm holding a reflector (you can use a white foam board) and angle it 45 to bounce onto your subject as you trigger with the other hand. THATS IF you want to bounce flash (which is a more natural/softer lighting) you could always shoot straight on, but get a difuser then. there is BARELY any difference depending on the one you get, but its better than nothing for less than $5
that is the only way to get it to work as for as your skills will allow. flashing on stands is a whole nother level that even i dont know well yet.
what i suggest is picking a designated place where ppl can come for a quick shot and i would spend the $10 in poster board and taping it FLAT to the ceiling above you. test shoot subjects ahead of time so you get the angles right, then have people walk through there if they want shots.
Personally, that is what i would do (taping posterboard). Why? Because as we know, most people dont know about lighting and that you are stuck between a rock and a hard place in that dark environment. You will come out with less than good shots and itll stain your name.
So as funny or unorthodox as that may sound, i would prefer putting in the effort and lookin..out there, than having poor pictures reflect on my name.
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