While the flash did compensate for some of the orange hue given off by ambient lighting, it was a little over dramatic. Adjusting the flash power and instead of directly facing it to the subject, bouncing it from a corner or wall was much more effective. Setting up the tripod and leaving it in place was taking too much time, it was easier to walk around with the units in hand and “light-pant” by pointing the light away from the subject and let the light flood off a wall/corners.
Instead of the typical 1 base flash shot and 5 bracketed shots for HDR – I did 5 bracketed shots that all had the flash bounce. Not only that but most interior photographers keep their aperture set around f8-f9 creating a decent depth of field – I was shooting at F16! This meant I spent a lot more time on site AND off site in post production. The amount of spots shown (from sensor or lens) was significant and the time it took for the shutter speed to compensate for the smaller aperture was likely increased by double!
Is the depth of field that much better at F16 than F8 or is it considered time wasted? You decide and tell your story.