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Flash settings for indoor car show


Austin, US
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56chevy Registered since 05th Oct 2008
Thu 19-Feb-09 01:17 AM

This weekend I get to go into a classic car museum before the doors open and take a bunch of shots of their cars on display.
There will be very high ceilings -- and indoor lighting
I plan to take my flash (SB900) and use it with my D90 -- will probably use both my Nikon 24-70mm and the Sigma 10-20mm lens

My questions are:
1) Since the ceilings are so high -- it won't really be possible to bounce the flash -- so where should I point my flash head -- straight up, 45 degree angle or straight at the car ?
2) Should I still use a defuser on the flash ?
3) I want to use flash AND take advantage of the ambient light in the place -- so what flash mode should I use (rear, slow sync, etc)

As you can tell, I don't have much experience using my flash -- so any help and suggestions would be appreciated

Thanks in Advance