I am shooting the reception, a pro photographer is doing ceremony, for a couple this week end. And while I have practiced my setup I could not fully match the dimensions and scale of the project I am about to tackle. The room is 100' x 60' with 12' high white ceilings. Stage is centered at the back end of that 100' space. The ambient light as suggested in the title is low. As a matter of fact there are no windows, house lights will be off and all illumination will be with candles. Bride wants photo-journal look, which I have done before with success, but in daylight. My equipment list will include: Gobs of Fuji NPH400 and Kodak Portra 400 B/W 2 F100's, MB-15 power-packs, Lenses: 28-70 AFS 2.8, 80-200 AFS 2.8 and one slow Macro 2 SB-28, with SD-8A power-packs tripod and mono-pod a 1600ws mono-light and two 800ws mono-lights with three reflecting umbrellas at 42" and 60" mono's will be radio slaved Sekonic L-358 Light stands if I can't use my auto-poles, in case the ceiling is soft. Bunch-o- superclamps and junk. Pocket knife, toothpaste and a cracker, in case I get lost (which i am already). Since I will not be able to light the room I will set the mono-lights in locations were the important parts of the reception take place. Cake cutting, speeches and dance floor, I will set them in secure locations weighted and/or taped down. On camera I will use an SB-28 with a pocket bounce like the 80-20 but with a full insert. What I envision for most scenes is soft lighting with perceived candle light in the background. I want to light the subjects with anything from rim to 3/4 but use on camera flash for fill and only fill if I can, I know this may not always be possible as I float around. I have access to the hall early in the morning several hours before the reception and plan to rig and set lights then. I will set the 1600ws up with a 60" umbrella for the cake cut and speeches. Set it to f/8 I think. I will set the two 800ws lights on both sides of the stage and set to f/8 as well, maybe f/5.6? I will use manual on the camera 1/15 - 1/60 @ f/8 and set my flash to manual and -1 1/2 to 12 stops below keys. Or use TTL? I have tested these settings and have gotten adequate results but i think not quite were I want to be for the limited space I had to work in. Sorry for the long list but I wanted to be as precise as possible. Does this sound right or am I way wrong for a room like this and the activity going on in it? Is this way overboard for photojournal style?