Hi all - I just got a 430EX II and am getting to grips with it.
In a couple of weeks there's a family wedding - I'm not The Wedding Photographer, but I am taking some candids at the reception which will be indoors in the evening.
In my experimentation with the new toy, I've noticed that the way it works with ETTL is that the camera tries to expose the background with ambient , while lighting the subject with the flash. Unless I go to really high , this results in the camera (in Av mode) choosing a that is too slow for handholding (eg 1/13) with obvious results.
Anyone have advice on how to handle this? is not an option here, since I'll be mobile at the reception. As far as I can see, I either have to live with high , or switch to manual and have an underexposed background. Thoughts? I can't see any other way around it, but perhaps those experienced in wedding/event photography might have some sneaky trick...