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aparis99
2nd of May 2009 (Sat), 12:34
I've got 2 family members that want me to shoot their prom pics tonight. They will be within an hour of sunset i think. But say if they were taken at night, one will but under a stone gazebo with some not-so-bright lights on the ceiling.

How would i want to shoot this with a flash? Av mode? M and drag the shutter to expose background?

jharms1
2nd of May 2009 (Sat), 14:58
I'm shooting my first pre-Prom tonight too! I was hoping to do more learning than informing but here's my best shot.

I'll probably shoot manual and bring a portable PC to take a look at the exposure. I plan to use a 24-70 f/2.8 and will probably stick at the 2.8. I bought a collapsible reflector to try and brighten the faces. I've got a couple of flashes, umbrellas and pocketwizards in case I need some additional light.

I'll continue to monitor this thread so hopefully some more experienced folks will contribute.

aparis99
2nd of May 2009 (Sat), 16:19
well i just got a 580exII yesterday and havent even had a chance to use it so i guess i'll stick with ETTL

anyone? ETTL? Av, M, or P?

p4olom
20th of May 2009 (Wed), 11:03
bump...:D