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    Question flash photography at wedding dinner...

    i'm an amatuer SLR user. my device is an old EOS88. just bought a Metz 36 today for use during a wedding dinner photoshoot.

    previously, a wedding dinner photoshoot turned out not so well due to the weak built-in flash. So now with an attached flashlight, what do i need to take note in order for the pictures to turn out satisfactory?

    Can i leave my camera on full auto mode like i used to? Or do i need to use Program mode with AEL? Can someone explain to me how and when do I need to meter the exposure?

    Please advise... thank you.

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    I would appreciate any help here... thanks!

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    is your flash canon mounted ? if not it could be a manual mode flash.

    since you're using metz, i usually use these settings..

    iso 400, motorzoom longest, f/2.0, ev compensation 0. use manual mode, so you can set the flash output to 1/1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, so on and so forth.

    attach a bounce card or stofen omnibounce.

    i use omnibounce so i don't know how it'll work with bounce card.

    for about 5 meters apart shots, use 1/8 for a fill-in flash shot if ambient light is good enough, 1/4 for a visible "flashed" photograph, but it may actually turn out to work quite well also. this is if you shoot the flash direct.

    for bounce flash 5 meters apart gotta use 1/4 for fill in and 1/2 for visible "flashed".

    i say 5 meters because that's usually how far the photog stands.

    if must stand further, uh, experience will tell you i can't really explain to you.. i've just gotten too used to changing the 1/2 1/4 1/8 1/16 values by eye so it's tough to put down in words.

    it helps if your flash has a built in distance indicator like how far the flash can reach. my metz has it.

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