A&P advice on shooting people in the dark

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by nsxnick, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. nsxnick

    nsxnick Guest

    ....with a camera of course.
    I take pictures of people in bars and clubs and post them on my website. Unfortunately I have no background in photography so the pictures look amateurish. I use a Nikon D70 with an SB-600 flash. Both are always set to "auto" mode. Are there any quick tips you can give me to make the pictures a little better? I'm not looking for a full coarse in digital photography... just some tips on shooting people in dark environments. I looked through the FAQ link in the sticky note but didn't find anything specific about tips in shooting in the dark. thanks.

    If you want to see the pictures they're at www.metrocentric.net
     
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  2. sony

    sony Active Member

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    shoot in manual mode with a large apature and longer shutter, drag it in a sense to allow ambient light in

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  3. Gr00v3

    Gr00v3 Drifting Em0 Kid*

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    like he said

    invest in a 50mm f1.8 or 1.4 if you're feeling daring.

    with a flash you can shoot speeds of 1/30-1/60 and you'll get some pretty cool effects

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    not the best of examples, but youg et the idea
     
  4. JordanClarkson

    JordanClarkson OT Supporter

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    they're snap shots because they're just poses. get quick shots of them in action. it usually shows more emotion.
     
  5. sony

    sony Active Member

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    in a way yes, and in a way no.. :o

    IMO that is what people want to see, snapshots of themself. :wiggle:
     
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    jTranz Lost in Translation

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    Nothing less than an f/1.8 lens will do. Hope that d70 can handle high ISO levels.

    Flash is a whole new ball game though, but if you wanna be gangsta do it without flash.

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