A few weeks ago, I was hired to photograph a holiday party at an apartment building downtown for a promotions company. I decided to bring my 580 EX and wireless transmitter so i could light them off camera, hand-held, and just walk the room and shoot people as they hung out. My girlfriend ended up coming along and offered to stand at my side and hold the Speedlite up high, which was great because it gave the light a direction I couldn't have accomplished were I holding it with my own arm. I decided not to use any kind of diffusion and use fairly powerful blast - I found the hard light gave the shots a an edge and a sharpness that I really like. Nonetheless, I'd love some critiques. What do you think of the look of these shots? Does anyone find these very harsh? Thanks! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.