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Using flash at an event.

Uscbryan

Irvine, US
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Uscbryan Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Jun 2010
Sat 07-Jan-12 06:47 PM

A co worker has allowed me to attend an end of season dinner/event for his kids pop warner football team. I'm a little nervous. I'm doing it for fun and practice but would still like to do a good job. I have a working knowledge of my d7000 and sb700 but I do have a few questions.

The event will be at a local country club so I'm sure bouncing the flash off the ceiling won't be an option. I do have the diffuser that came with the flash along with one of those little 12x12 softboxes that Velcro to the flash. What would be the best way to get decent on camera flash shots or would I be better off holding the flash in my left hand and aiming it at the subjects? Or maybe there is something else I could buy this week that goes on the flash to make on flash shots look better?

A second questions and kind of off topic for this forum but has to do with the same event is how much is too much? I don't want to be popping a flash on everybody all night while they are trying to enjoy the event but at the same time I want to capture the moments enough so everybody there can find a shot they like.

Any advice welcomed and appreciated. Thank you

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