02-12-2021 06:12 PM
I can also highly recommend the EF 50mm f/1.2 L. I first used that with an EOS 6D and now a 5D IV. When adding light isn't an option, and you can use f/1.2, it's awesome.
Having said that, I would also not shy away from adding in fill flash. However, look at adding just a minimal amount (say 1/32 power or lower). Since you have a 6D, you can increase ISO without too much noise at all. Higher ISO is a great way to reduce overall flash power. 1/32 power is the same as any pre-flash in ETTL so it should not be much a distraction. If using manual, you'd then be skipping the pre-flash for even less distraction.
In close quarters... the 50mm may still work. Though that may not be wide enough. Thus you could also look at Canon's 35mm f/1.4L or the 24mm f/1.4L.
Thank you! I need to serious up my game in knowldege about lighting. Golden hour means nothing indoors. I have my work cut out for me.
02-12-2021 10:43 PM
You can always re-create golden hour with flash as well!
I don't think it's in print anymore, but I started with Syl Arena's Speedliter's Handbook. B&H event space videos (all free) is where I also learned quite a bit. They have several for flash; many specific to Canon gear.
Years ago I also attended various in-person workshops where I had the opportunity to learn from many of Canon's Explorers of Light.
But as you may already know, nothing beats practice.