1st November 2009, 01:34 PM
Christmas just round the corner..
Can anyone tell me, am i doing it right or is there a better way?
I was out with my family last night at ION. Nice lighting both indoors & outdoors. Tried on both background type with a 580 II. End up with my subject OK but dark background or not enough details. So, I then try to take a test reading this way: without my subject & without flash, set my cam to Av & set aperture to F11 & on auto-ISO and record what my cam choose in terms of shutter speed & ISO. I then switch to Manual mode and set both the shutter, aperture & ISO accordingly. Next, with subject in place, I turn on my flash & pointing it toward the sky but with the white screen extended to bounce the light towards the subject. I would need at least 2 shot to get the right exposure for both my subject & background.
My next question is, is this the way we use an expensive-top-of-the-range flash with E-TTL but still need the human brain to get the right exposure?
Or maybe, it's just me?
1st November 2009, 03:20 PM
Re: Christmas just round the corner..
Why do you need to set to f11? U want both subject and background to be sharp?
I believe you just need to expose for the background lights, and eTTL will take care of your subject. If you're using lower ISO, I believe you'd need a tripod because shutter speed is gonna be pretty low.
Perhaps some pictures and information would be helpful...
1st November 2009, 10:43 PM