Hi I've got a question on using an external hotshoe flash (i just bought the nissin di622) and a resulting underexposed image.
Have done a quick search and have read through ChenGuy's recent thread on flash and the replies on settings and metering....
Been testing out the flash with different settings and bounce angles... one issue is that I realized that my flash consistently underexposes by a lot when i point it directly at the subject (90 degrees), whereas at the same distance and settings and metering, bounced shots off the ceiling turned out fine. (all shots using TTL, and i'm using d5000, didn't touch EV or FEV)
Can anyone help explain why this is so?
(Will post images if necessary)
I imagined that a directly pointed flash would result in a brighter image? Was there some sort of compensation mechanism working?