Peacefield wrote in post #13578080
I've never adapted this approach but keep thinking about it. Nick, Tim, and others, don't your flashes limit your ability to just kind of walk anywhere and shoot at any angle? Do you find yourself always trying to shoot from just one side of the floor because of how your flashes are oriented?
Also, no issues with tripping? Someone tripping on and/or knocking your stands and flashes over?
I usually have 2 strobes setup at the opposite end of the room so I am not too concerned about where I shoot from. I try to put them as far away from the dance floor as possible. Sometimes I have no choice but to put them closer to the action. In that case, I make sure to adjust camera settings as I get closer to that light. (Lowering the ISO or stopping down the lens, for instance)
As for tripping, no issues. I usually place my lights away from any type of action. There were several times where I couldn't find a suitable location for the second strobe, so I just used one. I also have the Vagabond Mini, so I know at least for one strobe I am not tied down to a location with an outlet. Besides, the DJ/band usually end up taking ALL the outlets by the dance floor anyways.
Gel wrote in post #13578232
I like the examples above, very clean , but I would want to capture more ambient light. The flash looks like the only light source so irks with the look I go for.
Yeah, if the ambient lighting was anything to write home about, I would certainly try to capture some of it. But the fact of the matter is, most places have ugly tungsten lighting, and I don't care for the look. It's crappy lighting. So I prefer to eliminate that and create my own lighting.