This Wednesday night I went out shooting at a café that had some people putting on live music. One of my friends was in one of the bands, so I said "hey, why not". I was a little dismayed when I arrived though; the stage was lit with bland, really, really red lights, and on top of that, two different temperatures of tungsten (around the equivalent of 1/4 and 1/2 CTO). The only option, I figured, was to overpower the red light with my flash as much as I could (gelled with 1/2 CTO), so I diffused it as much as I could and then bounced it away from the front of the stage, and if I could/appropriate, from the sides of the stage, above (everywere else had different colour paints and weren't suitable at all for bouncing, nor was the ceiling; light was getting lost in all the things hanging from above). I swapped to my second 580 when the first one heated-up too much. To give you an idea of what I was up against, here's a shot of my grey card under the stage light. Colour temp of the image is 3850K, +45 tint, calibrated for the camera. Here are a few of the shots I managed to get: ISO 400, f/2.5, 1/160 ISO 400, f/2.2, 1/160 ISO 800, f/2.5, 1/100 Including good ol' C&C, how would you guys tackle this kind of lighting? Keep in mind that I'm shooting with a 450D, so shooting higher ISOs isn't a viable option. Oh, and by the way, the first singer is pretty darn good. You can listen to one of her songs here.