Sun 29-Jan-12 02:28 AM | edited Sun 29-Jan-12 02:34 AM by Vlad_IT
Good evening all.
Just going through my stuff and testing everything for tomorrows Birthday party (kids, kids, everywhere kids). Im doing this for my practice only and it will be OK if Ill mess it up a bit, but I want it to be as good as possible for my first party with D7000 . And I suddenly realize Im not fully understand how it will work behind the scene, I mean what Im trying to achieve. Ill be shooting in manual mode to get ambient light to where I want it to be and SB-700 with dome pointed up in TTL mode for main subject exposure (with color filter, if required). So far i understand what I'll be doing. Ill have a stroboframe flash bracket with me, but most of the time I anticipate Ill be using landscape mode for taking pictures of several kids at the same time. To get flash to TTL Ill be switching metering to spot. I was going to use center AF point and recompose, but here I realize it might be a wrong approach.
Usually, in matrix metering mode, I focus in AF-S on someones face/eyes,half press shutter release and then I recompose. But Im not sure how D7000/SB-700 metering works in TTL. Will it get measurements from matrix metering or flash in TTL mode will use spot metering information? What happen if after recomposing that spot will be pointed to very dark or very reflective surface? The main subject will be over/underexposed? Can you please explain to me how does metering works in TTL (not TTL-BL) mode. And how it usually handled by others in such events as kids parties?
My visualization of the process is either to use FV function, which most likely will be impractical with kids or to switch to 39 points and first compose, and then choose the right focus point manually before taking a picture