Event photography using a single portable strobe with direct lighting

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Ranma13
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Event photography using a single portable strobe with direct lighting
Oct 18, 2011

Hello everyone, I've been tasked with some event photography this weekend. Although the event will be held inside, the color of the walls prevents me from using bounce flash, so I have to use direct flash with a single Nikon SB-900 strobe with a D700 body.

I'd like to avoid the "passport photo" look, but I was wondering what I can do maximize the effectiveness of a single strobe. I have a small softbox, but I am considering picking up a flash bracket. I don't know how much that would help though. There will be many people at the event so I can only bring enough equipment that will keep me mobile without banging into people. Any suggestions on how I can make the light as pleasing as possible would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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