Using a flash would just ruin the great avaliable light, making it look flat.
Using a flash in professional photos isn't as simple as lobbing on a sb-800 or 580EX and letting it rip - unfortunately lol.
Thought they looked really nice =)
Shadow didn't catch my attention at all.
Thanks man, yeah, one of the two photographers that were there had professional lighting, something like four or five strobes with diffusing bowl shaped things, all syncd wirelessly to a commander thing that was on his D2X. All his shots had very even lighting and really did look the dogs bollocks. No wonder he was able to just shoot and not worry about settings too much, nearly all his shots are F5.6 or 6, Iso 320, and 1/100, all because he had the same consistent lighting shot after shot with his lighting system. I'll post the odd example shot to show the difference between his studio style lighting setup and sb-800 on camera flash later .
Nice work, and I think that using an on camera flash would in fact ruin the ambient light, but perhaps maybe in time you could begin experimenting with some off camera with umbrellas and brolly's. I think overall you did a great job though. Congrats on your new job.
Thanks, the guy who owns the photography studio, who hires these other two photographers, was telling me I should buy studio flash, and I'm like no money, no studio flash of my own
. I'm going to be shadowing another baptism this coming saturday so will ask the Russian guy how much his set up would set me back.
On an o/t note, my D80's slotted screw drive AF motor got buggered somehow, and I had to take my D80 to get serviced. I took it there on monday, and it was fixed by wednesday. Fast turn-around eh? Set me back 80 euros, am really glad to have my camera back.
The guy won't be paying me for any of the photos I take because they are not really commercial enough with ambient lighting, and a proper studio flash set-up really is needed. No biggie though, I'm getting experience for free. I'm going to be going to the studio though from 10 till 2ish every day, taking the passport photos, doing odd jobs like scanning in old photos and touching them up and so on.