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Is TTL not the best setting?

Cerulean

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"RE: Is TTL not the best setting?"

Cerulean Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Oct 2009
Fri 09-Nov-12 06:23 PM

Hi Gary. I indeed use the flash as fill. This is what I do in an evening where I would have a nightclub type lighting:
(please supply comments to improve my system)

Aperture Priority (if not then Speed on 1/8 or 1/20th)
f/stop wide open
Turn off Noise correction in camera
Make sure to have SPOT metering active (optional)
Turn down camera exposure compensation to -2.0 so that the background is a bit darker than the subject. (I will illuminate the
subject with flash)
Use Speedlight SB-900 or newer
Flash will read TTL-BL
Flash exposure compensation -0.5 EV
Test shot and adjust as necessary
(If the background is too dark, you need to decrease your shutter speed, but since I am in Aperture priority I would up the ISO)
ISO fixed at 1600 to get more of the ambient light in the shot.
Fix noise with Topaz De Noise PS Plugin or Photo Ninja


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