A&P OTAP: Help me improve these shots - first shots with SB-600

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Wobistdu, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. Wobistdu

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    I think the slight softness in the face is from him moving. I only had a shutter of 1/60. Need to learn the diff between that and the high speed option?

    Shot with tokina 11-16 f/2.8
    Flash was bounced straight up on TTL
     
  2. Wobistdu

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    straight from camera jpg, no crop
     
  3. Bloody Sunday

    Bloody Sunday OT Supporter

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    what kind of look are you going for?
     
  4. xenon supra

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    looks pretty good, maybe JUST a hair underexposed. but i tend to like brighter images...

    otherwise, just not too interesting of a pic...
     
  5. Wobistdu

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    i think my goal is to make it the best possible lighting i can squeeze from this flash mounted on the camera

    like avoiding shadows and harsh light.
     
  6. Wobistdu

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    i'm lacking models at this moment :mamoru:

    what's the best way to up the exposure? do it flash or adjust exposure on camera?
     
  7. Wobistdu

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    i guess if i shot it raw i could always overexpose it like a half stop as well to make it a tad brighter
     
  8. Wobistdu

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    ok seriously, it is AMAZING the diff between a straight on flash and bounce. i am shooting the same stuff both ways. i am seriously astonished. that is INSANE
     
  9. Bob Loblaw

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    if you aim the flash a little bit behind you (rather than straight up)
    you can light up the face of the person/object a bit better too

    :bigthumb:
     
  10. Wobistdu

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    :eek3: will try
     
  11. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    theres no need to drag the shutter that much unless you're trying to get more ambient light in there, or movement, try upping it to 1/200 or so (you won't need to change the flash power)
     
  12. Wobistdu

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    ok asdf

    any problem with keeping the auto fp on? the high speed shutter sync for 1/200+
     
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    Rule of thirds
     
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    qwop underground pirate OT Supporter

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    If you get 5 minutes, could you post some of the pictures so we can see the difference too? Tnx. :x:
     
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    Just wait till you start using the SB-600 off camera through commander mode :big grin:
     
  16. EWhytsell

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    Flash is a whole new game which your now getting to learn. Not sure about the Nikons, but on my Canon if the flash is using ETTL the shutter/aperture doesn't change the exposure a whole lot. You use Flash Exposure Comp to adjust it. Using the flash manually is where you really learn how the light from it is effected by aperture/shutter.

    always remember that the shutter controls the ambient lighting (faster shutter to me makes the images look colder and more like you used a flash.) Myself I like 1/60-1/100th and that can depend on what lens I'm using.

    Aperture along with the depth of field also acts like a flash light adjuster. Wider makes the flash brighter and narrow makes it dimmer. The ratio is 1 to 1 also so 1 stop wider aperture is = to 1 stop more flash power so in manual its very easy to blow out the subject with what you thought were small adjustments to either.
     
  17. Wobistdu

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    i deleted the bad ones, but here's the general idea... taken from the net

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  18. Wobistdu

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    do i need an accessory to do this?
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    I don't know what that is, I don't think my canon has that function :o

    I don't think 1/200 requires HSS though, does it? everything up to 1/250 is regular sync AFAIK
     
  20. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    just the pop up flash
     
  21. Wobistdu

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    oh wow i need to figure that out. the flash came with a mount that can go on a tripod.
     
  22. Nader_D

    Nader_D HAHAHEHHUH ---- POOOHhHhHHCHhh! OT Supporter

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    get a buddy to be your flash stand :rofl: thats what i did to try out different night time lighting stuff :o :o
     

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