I took the opportunity to shoot a wedding for a relative in Hawaii. The bride insisted on me shooting the wedding even though I told her this would be my first time. I've taken some candids for my friend's wedding while I wasn't doing my part as the best man which turned out ok. She saw those posted online and liked them.
So my gear will consist of..
Tamron 28-75mm 2.8
Canon 50mm 1.8
550ex w/stofen (bunch of AA batteries from Costco)
3gigs of memory (if this isn't enough I have access to a laptop to transfer)
backup will be a (hopefully I won't have to use)
Canon Elan II
Canon 28-80mm 3.5-5.6
Sooooo.. I just recently aquired my 550ex and have been reading up and experimenting with it. I want to get good results and shooting with a flash off camera would be the ideal lighting right?
I have my Old Skool Flashes
and was wondering if I should use one on an optical slave w/ umbrella triggered by my 550ex on camera. I'll be moving the off camera flash closer or further for amount of light. The umbrella and mount to a tripod shouldn't cost me no more than $40 I think.
Should I go the easier route and buy a flash bracket? Then I'd have to get the sync cable where I'd have to spend over a $100. Funds are tight right now.. New flash, new lens, plane ticket, hotel, blah blah blah.. you get the idea.
How about Gary Fong's lightsphere? Any fans of it?
By the way.. I'll be at the rehearsal where I'll be able to see what I'm working with and most likely be able to take a few test shots. Should I take one of the approaches above or shoot with what I have? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]