Event Bounce Flash

My go-to method for lighting events.


  • Camera + Trigger
  • Lens of a focal length
  • On-camera flash
  • 1 or more off-camera flashes
  • 1 or more light stands
  • 1 or more grid


I almost didn’t write about my event (wedding) lighting system because truthfully, I shoot with my speedlight on camera at almost all costs. After all, this book is all about off-camera flash, right? Well, the concepts regarding flash are the same whether it’s on or off the camera. It’s simply the light direction that changes (Figure 23.1).

I use bounce flash at receptions if it’s at all possible. I prefer this because I can move anywhere and take a photo. Some events are in separate rooms, and I can’t have lights set up in every ...

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