« on: March 15, 2012, 02:09:15 PM »
I'm reading the manual and I don't even have a preorder. Something is wrong with me.
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Don't have the flash pointing directly at the people. Point it at the ceiling, behind you, at a nearby wall, anything to bounce the light to create a larger light source. It'll be better than on-camera, but still not great.
I'd shoot full manual, shoot a couple of test frames as people are gathering and check the exposure, background lighting (dim or bright depending on shutter speed), etc are working well. Also, if they want you in the photo (very likely), you'll need a tripod and the self-timer and/or remote release.
Above all, build in a couple of hours (or more) before you actually need to shoot, grab one or two victims...err...subjects and find a similar room to where you'll be shooting and start experimenting. Keep track of which way the flash is pointing, how high up (or down) the flash power is, etc. That way you'll have some experience shooting with it before you really need to shoot with it, and your images will come out much better.