Actually, it's not a wedding at all. A few of us from the photo club are shooting at a Roaring 20's party for the Historical Society. Well, that's kinda like a wedding reception, innit? I am sorta pulling the noob here and asking for helpful sites/books to help me learn some flash basics in a hurry. I am currently browsing several sites with info, but thought maybe some of you have some favorites. I'll be shooting with a 5dmkii, and thought I would mainly use a Tamron 28-75mm/2.8. Other options are the 50mm/1.8 and 100mm/2.8. I figured the Tamron is a pretty decent lens and it will give me the focal lengths needed for something like this. I also don't want to have to carry too much. I just bought the 580exii Speedlight. I understand the concept of bouncing the flash. I was also reccomended to get a dish difuser. ? I have no idea of what the venue is like as far as architecture and lighting. Hopefully We can get their early to play around. Correct me if I am wrong, but in a situation like this, once you get the basic good exposure settings, you really don't stray too much from them. I mean if the lighting is pretty even throught the space, and I want to do some close up, shallow DOF images, I could pretty much just set it and for get it, walk around and snap pics. For me, this event is for fun and to push my boundries. I normally have no interest in people. What I like about it, is people will be in "costume" and there to have fun, so it will make it easier for me to have fun with it too. Any helpful pointers?