aiya, just take reading of backgrd then set cam 3 stop under. as for the flash set to manual then up or down it's power or put it nearer or further away to get the result you want.
unless you want to arrive at the location, position the subject take one and only one shot and pack up.
sigh...after 5 pages of explantion..Jeanie are getting more blur with the facts and jargon. photograpghy is about learning from mistake.
Learning during ur shooting , Learning thru friends and thru 5 pages of explanation.. hehe
thing is, i only shoot when i have the mood, which is very seldom.
are you guys like that too or every weekend nothing to do sure lug the cam go shoot?
You say leh? Although the skill set needed to capture their character is pretty similar, children are less pleasant to work with IMHO .
btw if bckgrd is 3 stops under than the subject then you will have black background regardless of the brightness of the bckgrd.