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14th of March 2009 (Sat), 20:22
equipment under my sig. its an outdoor and time is around 7pm-10pm.im going to attend HIN tonight, so what would be the best settings for it? bec. this is my first time.
15th of March 2009 (Sun), 02:11
I think it may be a little late but I would use the 18-55 with the 430ex and your 50mm for available light stuff.
For settings set the 18-55 wide open and the flash to ttl. Ive found that works decent exposure wise. Might give you some bad hot spots though. Im guessing youll need to shoot the 50mm wide open with a high iso to get a decent shutter speed unless its really well lit.
15th of March 2009 (Sun), 05:03
430 or 580 with softbox
that is what i used for an entire tokyo auto salon set
15th of March 2009 (Sun), 09:09
You could use all of them if you have a good tripod. Shooting that late, you should have some nice light to work with, as in the "Tips" link I gave you. Have you read all of it yet? ;)
And don't give up just because it's getting dark out:
Malibu in the snow. (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=620283)
15th of March 2009 (Sun), 09:26
I would use a tripod and natural light, that will preserve the atmosphere of the event much better than using flash. I would only use the flash if you want people to record fully in the shot (an owner posing by their car, for example). Longer natural light shots will record people moving around the cars as blurred images to varying degrees, which in most cases will give an interesting look (IMO).
Just watch the exposures, bright lights reflecting off the car could fool the meter into underexposing. Check the histogram to be sure that the exposure is where you want it, if you aren't sure then simply set the AEB and take a set of bracketed shots. Remember that exposure may vary considerably between one car and another, depending on the light sources around each one.
As mentioned in a post above. Using a tripod allows you to use any lens you want, you can also use smaller apertures too, to increase DoF if required.
15th of March 2009 (Sun), 23:50
omg!:mad: big mistake i made. i just brought my 50mm lens, i cant get a great spot, i cant even focus on my subjet, all people just passing, next time, ill bring/use my 18-55mm. darn, i was like 10-15 feet away from the subject:mad: but ill try to post some crappy pics i took. oh.. i took like 100 photos, but only 2-5 of them are not bad, and the rest all blurred:(. and the light on the scene are random, some cars have spotlight, some are really dark spot, so as a noob, kinda hard for me to change settings every shot. question guys, why when i put the camera on the P mode with my flash, all i see is black? any settings for that? i think the shutter and flash are not synced? for me, the P mode is my guide when i shoot pic when i have no idea what settings will i use.
as in the "Tips" link I gave you. Have you read all of it yet?
no, not all of it. but im sure, ill go read all of it.
16th of March 2009 (Mon), 23:30
why when i put the camera on the P mode with my flash, all i see is black? based on what you said, I have no idea, except... any settings for that? The only setting you can make is ISO. Was it on 100?
17th of March 2009 (Tue), 00:15
^hmm.. i think that time, the flash's battery is almost dead.
17th of March 2009 (Tue), 00:57
these photos are fresh from my camera,im afraid to say, its all Auto mode.:( all jpeg formats.wonder why? its too crowded to use my 50mm and lights are randoms. and i was there for only 1hr and a half,:( next time ill be better, since it was my first time. and that event is to much for a noob like me just using my 50mm lens. so next time, i know what to do/bring. tnx to all of you guys!
some models that are not too busy
19th of March 2009 (Thu), 08:54
Yeah at HIN, I've had the best shots with a 10-22 and 430EX.
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