A&P So simple, yet SO HARD TO FIGURE OUT! Help

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  1. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    This is bugging the crap out of me. I can't figure it out.

    Two words: Fill Flash.

    How do I do it with my sb-600 and d70? I was at the skate park today taking pictures and since it was in the middle of the day the shadows were very harsh. Simple-pull out my sb-600 right?

    Wrong. I'm an idiot and couldn't figure out how to use it as a fill flash. When I used it on program A..the camera said it would be too bright, so the only way to get 1/500th of a second or lower would be to use f/16 or higher. Don't want that.

    I JUST CANT FIGURE IT OUT! AAH this is driving me crazy.

    Help? Is there a "fill flash" mode on the sb-600 or something?
     
  2. Sounds like it's broken, throw it in the trash, then let that Nikon follow... :wiggle:
     
  3. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    shoot in M
     
  4. multiplexor

    multiplexor Intellectual

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    that's my suggestion too...

    shoot M.

    Meter in P mode to see what the camera is telling you... goto M and start playing with the settings...

    I always prefere to say "ok i want a low or high f-stop in this picture" and then just play with the shutter speed...

    good luck :d
     

  5. you're the man :bowdown:
     
  6. SenenCito

    SenenCito OT Supporter

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    do it ala Hashy and duct tape the camera mode to M
     
  7. joy division

    joy division New Member

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    please tell me you are an ae
     
  8. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    IL ++ and the chick in your av is horrendous.
     
  9. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    i think i'm going to give my manual a once-over too when i get back from work.

    any other suggestions appreciated!
     
  10. mojito

    mojito New Member

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    know how to use high speed sync, understand that there can be different exposures for the subject and the background, and know how to control them both
     
  11. 00soul

    00soul halfsharkalligatorhalfman

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    why not just meter in M mode?
     
  12. because he's the man :bowdown:
     
  13. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    Fill flash when skateboarding is easy :wiggle:

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    Just had it on Matrix, and on A, flash was with a diffuser and at -1.0
     
  14. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

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    ^ the foreground is sort of underexposed
     
  15. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    When you have BL on the screen on the SB-600, that is fill flash mode.:x:
     
  16. Tedrzz

    Tedrzz New Member

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    always knew i could rely on you!
     
  17. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    This one better? :o

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  18. Jcolman

    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    this might help. It's from my EDU on photography at the top of the page.


    HOW TO SET EXPOSURE FOR FLASH

    All aftermarket flash units have a scale built in that will tell you at what range they are effective. Some even offer an automatic setting that regulates how much light it puts out depending on how close you are to the subject. The effective range of the flash is dependent on the speed of the film or ISO setting on your digital camera.

    In order to get a proper exposure using an aftermarket flash, you first have to dial in your film or ISO speed. If the flash is in manual mode, you would then calculate the distance from the flash to the subject. The scale on the back of the flash would then give you the right aperture (f/stop) to use. Some flash units offer an automatic setting whereby you set the aperture you want to use and the flash will adjust itself to give you the correct exposure from 5’ to 25’. The flash actually "sees" the light as it bounces off your subject and automatically shuts itself off when enough light has reached the subject.

    FILL FLASH

    You might think that using flash in daylight isn’t necessary but it can add a lot to your pictures. This technique is called "fill flash". It’s used to help fill in the dark shadows caused by the bright sun. It’s normally used for taking pictures of people rather than larger objects. The only trick is that you have to use a shutter speed (usually 1/60) that will sync with your flash. Note: newer digital cameras will usually sync at any shutter speed which makes fill flash much easier to do. Point and shoot cameras can simply leave the flash on all the time. When you use a slower shutter speed in the bright sun, your aperture setting may be too small (f/22 for example) for your flash to be effective. In this case, switching to a very slow film or ISO setting will help or if your camera will sync with the flash at any shutter speed, simply use a faster shutter speed and a larger aperature setting (f/8 for example instead of f/22) Bear in mind that fill flash typically works best when the subject is fairly close to the camera. Below is an example of fill flash in broad daylight.

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  19. ittech

    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    it's easier to do fill flash with canon's flash system.

    but virtually everything is is better with nikon's flash system.
     
  20. mojito

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    do you still have the instruction you put up for the p-2000 HD replacement?
     
  21. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

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    Fill flash???
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