Hi everyone, I am new to clubsnap. I have been shooting for close to 1 year, but did not know that such a forum existed until recently.
I am currently owning a 60D, 24-105 f4L and 430 exii combination. It have serve me very well but I am still pretty much new to flash photography. I shoot mainly my own family events and a little bit when I travel. Anyone here have the same combination as me ? Hope to learn more from you guys here about optimising the performance shooting with flash, especially since I can use the 430exii off-shoe as my camera can trigger the flash wirelessly. However the results still not too optimal.
First question I have for seniors here, through your experience of using this flash, is it better for me to do a DIY bounce card or to use diffusers. I will most likely need the flash in both indoor and outdoor group pictures, and for taking portraits of my children. I saw a great video on youtube about how to make a DIY bounce card, and it look damn impressive. I am tilted towards that as a permanent thingy.
I will be adding a 10-22 wide angle lens to my collection soon for my travel purpose, and will like to ask if I should add another prime like the 85 f1.8 for taking my kids portraits. I used the tele end of my lens now for such pictures. The results are quite good. Will the 85 f1.8 be significantly better?
Thanks all for reading.