580exII and the Swim team portrait poolside

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580exII and the Swim team portrait poolside
Mar 23, 2012

Right off the bat I am new to speedlight location photography and really hate flash photograohy sometimes.

I am shooting the swim team across a 30ft pool.

The test shots were ok.

Used and umbrella and the 580exII at about 8-10ft at the end of the pool from the side. threw out a lot of light,

ditched the umbrella for a Gary Fong lightsphere and bounced it off the ceiling (maybe 30 ft). got some even light but from the side.

My Question: Is the 580EXII strong enough to bouce off the celiing and light a group 30ft across the pool?

I could put this light on a stand above the camera and shoot head on from 30 ft.

Will this work?

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