We've all seen it before. Flat looking images that spell bad photography. It's easy to take pictures when you've got tons of light around but what happens if you've got an event gig to shoot and all your working with is a couple of spot lights in a night club basement? The best solution? Get a flash on that camera! But how you use it will make or break the moment your trying to capture.
First of all let me tell you what flash is used for in my work as a photographer. Basically it's used to fill in what natural light can't. Period. Anything more will come off as unnatural and feel off. We've all seen those mom and pop images of super exposed group shots with hard shadows all over making your subjects look just plain nasty. You gotta know your technicals and get some quality gear if you wanna step up the plate. So where do you start and what do you need?
Here's a list of my gear for nightclub events and performances.
28mm 1.8 Prime or 24-70 2.8 L
Canon 480 EXII
Gary Fong Lightsphere