going for a friend birthday celebration at east coast bbq pit, so expecting a low light environment. Any tips on the settings flashes? i want to avoid bright people and dark background.
i read up a bit, this is what i found, izzit applicable?
"If the background is very dark, then there's no way but to increase the ISO to about 1600 or higher, keeping the same aperture. Basically you need higher sensitivity to capture the very low light levels in the background. But this means higher noise. To combat it, you can use fill flash. Make sure you're at least 3-5m from the subject otherwise the flash will too powerful and you're going to get a very bright overexposed face and ugly hotspots all over..."
So i was thinking:
standing 3-5m away from the group
Set external flash to the second curtain.
opening the shutter to 1 sec to capture the background light.
iso1600 (using canon450D, expecting noise)
will i get a brighter background with nicely expose faces? thanks for reading my long story