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    Hey guys! was at the sg garden fest again todae! However the lighting at one of the display was not favourable, so i use flash ( SB 600) but the effect on the photo was like a strong fluorescent light shining on the subject, making the pic a little whitish blue! how do i use the flasdh properly to get a more natural tone of colour on the subject?

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    Quote Originally Posted by leithunder View Post
    Hey guys! was at the sg garden fest again todae! However the lighting at one of the display was not favourable, so i use flash ( SB 600) but the effect on the photo was like a strong fluorescent light shining on the subject, making the pic a little whitish blue! how do i use the flasdh properly to get a more natural tone of colour on the subject?
    try high iso, wide aperture and slow shutter...

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    Flash can never take the place of ambient light. Best way to get natural tone is not to use flash IMO...

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    Quote Originally Posted by leithunder View Post
    Hey guys! was at the sg garden fest again todae! However the lighting at one of the display was not favourable, so i use flash ( SB 600) but the effect on the photo was like a strong fluorescent light shining on the subject, making the pic a little whitish blue! how do i use the flasdh properly to get a more natural tone of colour on the subject?
    Try set the flash to manual and reduce the output but you need a few tries though.

    YMMV.

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    House light is greenish and WB, I believe you've set on fluorescent, is tone greenish. So if you use flash, Blueish is not avoidable. Try to use WB, flash but the background will be greenish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leithunder View Post
    Hey guys! was at the sg garden fest again todae! However the lighting at one of the display was not favourable, so i use flash ( SB 600) but the effect on the photo was like a strong fluorescent light shining on the subject, making the pic a little whitish blue! how do i use the flasdh properly to get a more natural tone of colour on the subject?
    What camera do you use? In my D70s, I can fine tune WB to reduce bluish color. There is also a fine tune to flash colour WB. No, not adjusting flash color temperature, but adjusting WB on camera.

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    Use RAW, shoot with negative flash EV.

    For my case, when shooting macro of those orchids, I offset the flash to the side and dial in a -1.3 to -2.0 setting and shoot with an approx setting of 1/30 and f4 - f5.6 or so...

    This allows for better colour rendition. Then if needed, u can manipulate it slightly using PS.
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