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Autoshow Flash Photography Sb-800


Toronto, CA
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akhhorus Registered since 31st Dec 2005
Fri 17-Feb-06 11:30 PM

Hi everyone

I am attending the 2006 Canadian International auto show as an employee at one of the manufactures exhibits. This will allow me the opportunity to arrive hours before the public and get some great shots of the cars on display.

My equipment is a D50 with the 18-55 kit lens and an sb-800. I am just new to flash photography and i am having a hard time mastering the sb-800.

Can anyone give me any advice on how best to utilize my sb-800 together with the d50 and 18-55 in the auto show setting to get the best exposed pictures capturing as natural as possible the lighting used at the exhibits? Should I be shooting with straight flash or bounce? Should i use a diffuser at all? TTL or TTL BL? Matrix metering or center weighted? Would it be better to skip the flash and shoot at iso 1600 instead?

Any advice would be very helpful.