I'll be at Winter NAMM 2008 this January at the Anaheim Convention Center. It is a humongous musical manufacturers show that last 4 days. The ceilings on the main floor are about 30 to 40 feet or higher so no way to bounce off it.
I don't have an ETTL flash at the moment, but hopefully I can rent one from Samys Camera, and maybe a flash bracket too.
What would be the best way to shoot photos of guitars, music celebrities, cute show girls, and other cool stuff? Should I get "Fong'ed", LOL, or should I go ghetto and use an index card and rubber band to bounce?
Would I be better renting a 580EX or 430EX and shooting ETTL with a bracket, or could I get decent shots with the puny built in flash? I also have a Sunpak 433AF that I could use on camera ala manual mode. It's safe to use with my 30D.
The past 4 or 5 years I've used a crappy P&S and gotten decent shots at the show, but I want to get great shots now that I have my 30D. Any suggestions on the best flash method is appreciated.