i am new to photography and clubsnap.
i have gotten a d80 recently, and went for a car exhibition at expo yesterday. personally i tried not to use the built in flash because i was hoping to capture the natural skin tone. normally take my photos at iso settings of 400 or lower for outdoors, but at the expo, the light conditions were relatively poor without the flash, and i had to use settings of 800 and above, which resulted in grainier shots.
asked a photographer beside me that day what iso setting he was using - he mentioned he was using iso100 with flash. is that possible? or should i say whether that is possible with the default built in flash of my d80 with the lighting at the expo halls?
i was using manual mode with iso ranging from 400-800 because i didnt want the grainy shots and traded that off with a lower shutter speed in order to maintain the correct exposure, resulting in many blurred shots as the models moved about. understand that as a general guide, the shutter speed should not be less than 1/80, but mine was as low as 1/20 that day ... which was no wonder most of my shots were wasted.
i turned on the built in flash later, but i wasnt sure if it was working well with my continuous shooting mode that i had set my cam on. at one point, there was no flash, and i couldnt take any more photos and had to disable the flash again before i could resume.
any advise in general of the recommended camera settings for the lighting conditions for indoor exhibitions would be greatly appreciated, thanks !