TS has hit the acceptable ISO limit. He is also using a fast lens already, plus he seems to desire a deeper DOF. He also rather not use flash for fear of harming the development of his baby's eyes. At this point, the cheap solution is to provide more ambient light, and the expensive one is to get a better body capable of higher acceptable ISO setting.
Last night I was messing around with my camera. I tried taking a picture of a bottle in a room with one 40W ceiling light. I set ISO to 100, aperture to f/11. The exposure took 10 seconds but it came out crystal clear, all because I was using a tripod.
what the TS needs is more light
find the highest ISO that you are comfortable with
get the right aperture for the DOF that you need
then look at the shutter speed, if too slow, then add more light
1. bring the light to the subject
2. bring the subject to a place with more light
I don't even want to bring up soo...oo cute baby photographers like Annie Geddes (so far still in business and not being sued over using flash on babies)
Well, strong direct flash into the eyes isn't comfortable for anyone of course (me and you included); so we will not want to use that for now, since baby does not know how to look away.
Window light is a very good alternative. To lighten the non-sun facing side, use a white piece of something (Eg. Styrofoam) to bounce some of the window light over the shadowed areas.
Someone here once gave a good example of the perceived harm of strong window light vs flash. Just place yourself directly under the strong window light for the few minutes you would need to setup baby for a shoot. So.. how..? Don't the images burn into your eyes for a while because the exposure duration is long? Now try direct flash for that instantaneous burst. Which is worse?
means i surely have to have a speedlite then. i was comtemplating whether to get it now or not as i have just purchased this cam.
my bb moves a lot 1/60 quite good but iso is high. i limit my iso to 8oo most.
am i right to say that in order to take good indoor pic, a external flash is a MUST?
ya can anyone tell me the use of the fill flash diffuser?
another option is this method which i think is the most simple other then waiting for baby to stay still.
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yeah keeper shots. quality ones are those i look for.
can anyone tell me about fill flash diffuser? cant seem to find any info on them here.
i take photo for my 5months old nephew too, just ON all the lights you can find in the room, do a custom white balance in case the photos abit yellowish when you take. use a white piece of paper, go to custom white balance and shoot the white paper.
Use F value of 2.5 would be ok as least for me, if you using Aperture priority, make sure ur shutter speed is 1/100 or faster, 1/60 sometimes still blur use ISO 800 depends on the shutter speed. (Normally i use meter to set manual setting and just shoot from there), btw do AF on the eye (use point AF is better, if not the AF point will be based on AI, may not be wat u wanna focus)
It should be ok now, that's for me. not sure how is your lighting condition.
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