Camera Settings For D & D


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fokker

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Hi,

I'll be helping my company to take D & D photos at Marriot Hotel as such I'd would be appreciated if anyone can help me recommend on the most apprioate settings for my camera. Equipment used:

Canon 20D
Flash 580Ex with omnibounce
17 - 40mm & 50mm
 

espn

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There's no hard rules for photography.

Just set to A mode and whack. :)
 

caseytan

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probably you can try the following settings for a start:

Manual Mode, ISO 400, 1/30 and f/5.6.

Most likely the ceiling would be too high to bounce, try using a bounce card for the flash.
 

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since u are using digital, u have slightly lesser to worry about.
just go there a bit earlier, try out the different settings til u get what u want ba. :)
a bounce card would be good i guess, hotels give me a feeling that their ceilings are quite high and usually coloured too...

or just do what espn suggested, just use P mode and snap. hehe
 

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caseytan said:
probably you can try the following settings for a start:

Manual Mode, ISO 400, 1/30 and f/5.6.

Most likely the ceiling would be too high to bounce, try using a bounce card for the flash.
hahaha... the same combo i would use.
btw caseytan, long time no see.
 

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Hrmm.. Can try Daylight WB, ISO 1600 & slower shutter speeds (1/15 - 1/30) w/o flash if the lighting is tungsten. Can get a nice effect with slight blur plus a slightly grainy/ noisy picture to get the mood. More for the dance portion though..
 

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scud said:
hahaha... the same combo i would use.
btw caseytan, long time no see.
hahaha, of course, we all learn that from our sifu :bsmilie:
 

caseytan

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fokker said:
Hi,

can explain it further, cos dun really know how to use manual flash yet.
Just leave your 580ex as e-ttl and don't have to set it to manual mode. Set Manual Mode on cam and try out the settings i mentioned in my earlier posts.
 

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caseytan said:
Just leave your 580ex as e-ttl and don't have to set it to manual mode. Set Manual Mode on cam and try out the settings i mentioned in my earlier posts.
Noted. Thanks
 

Paul_Yeo

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My settings are below. Shld well fine.

f 5.6
shutter 1/30 (to capture background ambience light)
white balance Flash or Sunlight -1
camera compensation + 2/3
flash auto mode (TTL or AA)
flash compensation +2/3
bounce flash
ISO 800
 

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espn said:
There's no hard rules for photography.

Just set to A mode and whack. :)
canon's cam better not set to A mode for D7D functions.

the shutter and apreture setting will be based on ambient lights metering...regardless of flash.

unless you want to risk motion blur for pics taken in "darken" area/spots... adviceable to fix the shutter setting.
 

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Paul_Yeo said:
My settings are below. Shld well fine.

f 5.6
shutter 1/30 (to capture background ambience light)
white balance Flash or Sunlight -1
camera compensation + 2/3
flash auto mode (TTL or AA)
flash compensation +2/3
bounce flash
ISO 800
Paul,

thanks for your advise.
 

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this is what i'd do
apperture priority mode
apperture: wide open
iso: 800
flash: point up with built in bounce card
 

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