#2. "RE: group portait" In response to In response to 0 Sat 16-Feb-13 02:20 AM by DinoCardelli
See if you can get a simple umbrella and stand set up and use an on camera extension to fire the flash...you can go TTL and the extension on the camera will allow you to move the SB600 off camera center and reduce the redeye effect..
You can also use the Nikon CLS system and place it off camera....
There are several good videos on line on you tube on how to use the CLS system if you are unfamiliar with the system.
Be sure to set the setting to Flash with Redeye on your settings for the strobe.
(assuming you can't bounce flash it as suggested above)....
Also, for this type of portrait, depending on how important..you might want to ask around if you can get two strobes, or rent one at least ot give you better lighting coverage and depth than a single one flash....
as well, if you can't get an umbrella, consider a on camera soft box...or even a white plastic bag over the lense to soften the light if you are only able to use a single SB600..
I agree with the poster above..take several pics with the one subject before....once you get the entire group..it's going to be a nightmare hearding the cats...people hate pics...be sure you ping off at least 10-15 (min) to be sure you get everyone's eyes open, etc. etc.