Last night/this night (whichever you prefer), I shot APAC’s Asia Night at the Fordham College at Lincoln Center’s Lowenstein Atrium. Being a photographer that still has a crap load to learn, I figured it’d be a nice place to hone the craft of event shooting. I must say this has been one of the harder events for me to shoot. Working with a Speedlite 580 EXII and my trusty Canon 30d, I was walking into uncharted territory. I needed to prep to shoot an event later in the month, so i experimented with shooting on a full manual flash. What I found difficult was finding the right setting for the flash. Since bouncing was very limited, yet very necessary, I kept the flash power around 1/128. Maybe not the best idea, but I’m still learning on that part. Once I start getting the flash off the shoe, I’ll have a bit more options, but for now I just have to work with what I have. As for the whole experience, it was kind of humbling in the fact that it took me forever to process the photos. Though in the heart of it, this can only help me, not hurt.