Ok, so just for fun on this sunny day, here’s a scenario I encountered last night at an award show. I’m set up with a 70-200 2.8 with a nice position to get shots on stage, no obstructions, not in the way etc. Also at the event is a video crew with several cameras at fixed points and a roving reporter on the floor. In shooting at f2.8 because as with nearly all events, the lighting was pants. And I’m getting a nice shot at 1/200 ish, give or take. Every time someone went up for an award, the roving camera walked up to the edge of the stage, and his massive (in effect - on camera flash) LED continuous lamp. So not only do I get his silhouette in frame, but my subjects are completely overexposed with hideous shadows. Even up to 1/640 and f5.6 they were burnt out. You could keep raising the speed but you would end up with simply 3 faces and no background, no context, and no value. I spoke to the chap at half time, and explained my problem, but as nice as he was, shrugged his shoulders and said there was nothing he could do otherwise he wouldn’t get any feed. So aside from smashing his light or locking him in the toilets, how would you guys have dealt with this differently? Discuss.