The Nikon SB-900 is an excellent flash, which I reviewed here a couple of months back. However, I ran into an issue with the flash during a critical moment at a recent Bat Mitzvah shoot.
Here’s the scenario: There I am, happily snapping away at the family of the day as they dance around, interlocked, in circles on the dance floor. Next thing you know, the circle of people becomes ever-increasing as more family and friends join in the revelry, culminating with the hoisting up of the mitzvah-ed young lady above the crowd on her chair for the hora. So, I get up on my step stool to get a better shooting angle, she is hoisted up… (more…)