I volunteered to shoot a party for a friend of mine.
I checked out the venue yesterday. The hall has a nice low ceiling and the walls are not obstructed by anything that will get in the way of my flash, so I have ample surface to bounce my flash off. The wallpaper is not dark either.
The ambient light at the party is going to be low and soft to create a cozy and comfortable ambience. I want to capture this ambience instead of using my flash to flood the entire image with light, which would be a misrepresentation of the atmosphere at the party. I did a low light party in the past at my place with a handheld fifty.
Since I have the nifty fifty and a tripod, I feel I can capture the atmosphere at the party. I want to stay true to the mood of the party and not underexpose. One of the downsides would be a shallow DOF.
Any comments, thoughts?