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akert Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2002Sun 04-Jan-04 04:07 PM
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"Picture underexposed"


Berschis, CH
          

This is a link to the "critique and technical advice" forum where I posted a question regarding an underexposed image taken with two speedlights.
Please add any comments you have. Thank you!


http://www.nikonians.org/dcforum/DCForumID34/3921.html




Peter, a Nikonian near the Lake of Zurich
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Peter

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grmedhat1 Registered since 24th Mar 2002Sun 04-Jan-04 06:03 PM
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#1. "RE: Picture underexposed"
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CA
          

I've read the comments in the other forum and the only other suggestion I can make would be to adjust the SB80 head downward. White card out is OK. I would position the head so the light bouncing from the ceiling is reflected toward the subject (about 1/3 of the way between flash and subject). At 90 degrees you are effectively bouncing the light straight down onto the camera again. As suggested the white background may be effecting the exposure so increase flash compensation about 1/3 or 2/3 stops.

Also what aperture were you using? If you were using a small aperture that may also be a cause. If so open up.

Happy Shooting
Garry

  

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akert Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Dec 2002Sun 04-Jan-04 09:10 PM
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#2. "RE: Picture underexposed"
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Berschis, CH
          

Thank you Garry. I'll try your suggestions. Unfortunately, I don't recall the aperture that was set.

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Saxofonix Awarded for his shared expert professional advice on photography at large and most notably on speedlight usage Awarded for his article contributions to the Resources Registered since 21st Jun 2002Thu 08-Jan-04 05:07 AM
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#3. "flash modes ??"
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Wayne, US
          




You say you set your flash to TTL mode .. but you don't specify which TTL mode. Did you use Standard TTL or Balanced Fill-Flash TTL ??

The difference is crucial. If you shoot indoors where your flash is the main source of light, then using Fill-Flash TTL (with the Matrix sign), WILL give you under-exposed photos.

Use Standard TTL instead. This will definitely improve the accuracy of your indoors flash photography

Neil vN.
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