Looking some some quick and dirty tips for an event I need to cover next week. It's a local thing and I'm basically donating my time and using it as a learning experience plus I'm getting special access for some posistions for different angles etc...
Anyway I checked out the lighting on Monday night and it's terrible. I was getting about 1/3 sec at f3.5, ISO1600 which is way to slow since the event is an indoor climbing event. So I figured a faster still wouldn't cut it so a flash was my only choice.
I'm hiring a 430EX II for the night (trying to accomplise this on a budget) and I'm after a few pointers.
I'm going to bounce / difuse the flash as much as I can with a home made bounce card or diffuser. There isn't much opportunity to bounce the flash off anything else.
I'll be shooting manual, around 1/200th sec or faster with F and to what they need to get results.
Anything I should look out for or try?
Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
PS. Yes I know it'd be better to do a trial with the flash the night before but it's not an option at the moment, damn shoe string budget.