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    Any tips on how to use a flash and still be able to get the ambient lighting? I have to shoot an event where the lighting is poor and I have to capture the people and the projected image behind.

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    higher iso setting required with flash (i usually set to TTL)

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    Open up your aperture to the max, shutter average about 1/30 would help and use flash tilt 85-90 deg + bounce card.

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    like that a bit hard to capture everybody sharply right?

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    high ISO!!

    not much of a tip from me sorry..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    like that a bit hard to capture everybody sharply right?
    no need to open to the maximum. best set to S mode and use the slowest shutter speed which your handshake will not affect the picture and let the camera decide on the aperture, with the higher iso.

    direction of flash dependent on where you can find a good surface to bounce the light off, if ceiling too high or walls too far away can flash direct already, no choice if you working alone

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    flash will overpower the projected image on the wall, how?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    like that a bit hard to capture everybody sharply right?
    Hyperfocusing la aiyoh, f/1 also can sharp everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    flash will overpower the projected image on the wall, how?
    if the image on the wall is very important as well, push your iso to the max and try to shoot without flash. spot meter the faces if using A or S mode.

    following done in manual mode on a D70s and a sigma 12-24, from a recent local event

    shutter speed = 1/20
    f-number = 5.6
    focal length = 12mm
    iso = 1600
    no flash

    full frame


    close up crop


    DSLR range might still be too narrow to cover the wide difference in contrast
    Last edited by eikin; 23rd December 2005 at 11:33 PM.

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    D2H at high iso

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    i'm thinking.. even iso400 usnig f4 u should be able to get in ambient light... not ALOT lar.. but still ok.

    yes u can say that again.. D2H high iso..

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    that`s why I stuff tissue paper into the diffuser dome to cut down the flash output. then I heard this "Is that your flash burning?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    that`s why I stuff tissue paper into the diffuser dome to cut down the flash output. then I heard this "Is that your flash burning?"
    why not just cut down the power of your flash?

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    Becoz I CBD, went to +2ev to the flash instead of -2EV, learning experience.......got to learn more about flash photography......

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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    Becoz I CBD, went to +2ev to the flash instead of -2EV, learning experience.......got to learn more about flash photography......
    well, yah, part and parcel of experience, takes time to get used to also. best is still hands on and find your most preferred method

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    Default Re: Event Photography Tips


    ISO 500, 1/25, f4, flash used


    ISO 500, 1/25, f5, flash used

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    stuff tissue in the diffuser?
    just - the flash output will do..........................or can take one with falsh one without and cut and paste the ...in the
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMC
    Becoz I CBD, went to +2ev to the flash instead of -2EV, learning experience.......got to learn more about flash photography......
    CBD? TMC, don't mind explaining the term? Don't understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canew
    CBD? TMC, don't mind explaining the term? Don't understand.
    CBD is a STG acronymn

    Anyway, ISO~ 400-800, f/5.6 (assuming 17-35 f/2.8 AF-S used) at a distance of about 1.5M~2M would get you sharp people with background if the flash is bounced off a card, shutter approx 1/45s~1/60s.

    Anyway this is just a guide, don't apply it strictly, TMC.


    PM me if you need more information.
    Last edited by espn; 24th December 2005 at 02:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights

    ISO 500, 1/25, f4, flash used


    ISO 500, 1/25, f5, flash used
    Very good samples shown by catchlights ...

    Using slower shutter speed ... above 1/30 may not works well ..

    Last edited by KNIGHT ONG; 25th December 2005 at 12:13 PM.
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