Essential kit for an old D70
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03-10-09, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Jul 2009
A couple of tips when using flash to stop them being washed out. These are not the best ways to do it by any means, but are a good starter for 10.
1. don't point your flash straight at the subject, it will just give peoples faces a washed out look. If you have a reletively low ceiling (12ft or below) point it at an angle towards the ceiling and bounce it off.
2. If you are going to shoot straight on then turn back your flash about a stop!
3. Up the iso to between 400 and 800. If you leave it low then all you will get is the subject in the foregroung really bright and nothing else. If you up the iso a little then it should pick up a bit more of the atmosphere around you as well as the subject. If you keep it on TTL as well, it should sort out the power of the flash itself.
Hope these help.
I've heard good things about the 35mm f1.8 and was thinking about getting one myself. It's either that or the 85mm, I can't decide
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