Talley wrote in post #15046574
Last two images you need to use second curtain shutter sync so your "main" images are sharp and you still get the trails.
True!!! Although at first I was using my 50mm for these shots and figured id go w the first curtain shutter. The reasoning behind that was....I wasn't using AI Servo, and I didnt want the 7d and 50mm to grab focus --- start the shutter release process --- and by the time the flash fired, the subjects would have moved OOF..? I should have switched to second curtain when I put the 11-16mm on and used manual (infinity focus).
Its little things like these that made me offer my services for free, but when I was handed the envelope ($$$), I just couldn't resist NOT taking it. I have since handed the images over to the bride and groom and they were pretty blown away.....in other words very happy with what I had given them.
I'd still like to know if these images as well as the full blog set could be considered good enough to charge a few dollars for. I'll be purchasing a few more pieces of equipment in the near future to help improve some technical issues...(like high ISO noise, low light focus capabilities, etc.). Hopefully helping to improve my overall performance in the future.
I know, I know....The person operating the equipment plays just as big of a role if not bigger, than the equipment itself. I'm working on that also!
Thanks for the feedback everyone