Improvised Studio Photography

I recently photographed the eighteenth birthday party of my daughter and two of her good friends.  I think dads in general were not cool, and it was made clear that this one, certainly wasn't.  

I was plonked in a corner of the venue with instructions to stay where I was and capture images of friends and family.  The venue, Eskmills in Musselburgh, had a light curtain that made  for a great backdrop.  My lighting consisted of an umbrella, a softbox and a few speedlights.  This was all highly portable and very quick to setup.   I have included some of my favourite images below.  See what you think.  Click on an image to see an enlarged version and If you want more, the others  are here.   

Could this sort of approach work for your event?

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