Fillin flash for sem-shade shots
#1. "RE: Fillin flash for sem-shade shots" | In response to Reply # 0JosephK Nikonian since 17th Apr 2006Tue 12-Oct-10 10:34 PM
The first thing I would check is to make sure the shutter speed you are attempting to use is slow enough to work with the flash, usually 1/60 to 1/200 depending on the camera settings.
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#2. "RE: Fillin flash for sem-shade shots" | In response to Reply # 0Covey22 Charter MemberWed 13-Oct-10 10:38 AM
Generally speaking, if your pop-up flash is in the "up" position, the camera's default action will be to fire it. It will default to TTL or TTL-BL unless you've changed the behavior in the menus. And as noted earlier in this thread - you must be within the shutter synch speed range for it to activate.
#3. "RE: Fillin flash for sem-shade shots" | In response to Reply # 0gkaiseril Nikonian since 28th Oct 2005Wed 13-Oct-10 12:49 PM | edited Wed 13-Oct-10 12:50 PM by gkaiseril
You might also want to consider obtaining an optional Nikon CLS Speedlight like the SB-400/600/700/900 which offer the iTTL balanced fill flash, which can provide more illumination to the subject to make the subject standout from the background, see description on page 162 of your user manual.
You should look at the Lighting and Speedlights forum and look at Russ MacDonald's blog.
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