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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:52 am 
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Sorry for the lame flasher joke, but I have a question about using built in flash during daylight, particularly when photographing people.

I live near a beach in Hong Kong and take lots of photos of my wife and baby daughter. I can use ISO 100 and still achieve nice bright pictures without flash, but I see lots of pro's in the same conditions using flash. Granted, they ALWAYS have a speedlight, whereas I only have the built in flash on my canon D400.

I'm wondering if I should also be using flash, or more likely, saving up for a speedlight....

Thanks for any advice!

SP30


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:17 am 
SP30 wrote:
:shock:

Sorry for the lame flasher joke, but I have a question about using built in flash during daylight, particularly when photographing people.

I live near a beach in Hong Kong and take lots of photos of my wife and baby daughter. I can use ISO 100 and still achieve nice bright pictures without flash, but I see lots of pro's in the same conditions using flash. Granted, they ALWAYS have a speedlight, whereas I only have the built in flash on my canon D400.

I'm wondering if I should also be using flash, or more likely, saving up for a speedlight....

Thanks for any advice!

SP30


Ok I'm sorry, but do you have a Canon 40D, 400D, or a Nikon D40?

I'm not too sure what you meant with canon d400... (but i'm assuming a 400d)

Anyways, when using flash outdoors, it can cause problems, unless you control the exposure.

So I recommend doing a slow sync flash. Basically meter the scene without the flash, then use the same shutter/aperture with the flash. This will not let the flash cause shadows and dark backgrounds and harsh highlights.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:35 am 
Hi Sdrummer, thanks for the reply.

Sorry about that, it's a canon eos 400D.

That's very helpful advice, thanks a lot. I'll try it today.

Cheers,

SP30


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