what to do?
Tonight we had a party at our house. I shot the images on f/5.6 ISO100 1/250 with the 580exmk2 bouncing off white ceiling.
The images look ok, but i have to ask. From what I understand having read material on flash photography, I am under the impression that I should start in Av mode and get my exposure for ambient light, then add flash to fill in the shadows. The issue is that when I exposed for ambient light with ISO100 and f/5.6 the meter is telling to set shutter at nearly a full second. I understand that , sure I could bump my ISO up to get the correct shutter speed but I dont want noise, I want my images clean. So in the end i set the top mentioned settings with the dslr in M and speedlite set to M on 1/2 power and the images are clean but lack the tungsten ambient light of the room and more so have a fresh white light feel and look to them. They are ok but should I be doing this differently?
When I took the images, obviously my meter is telling me I am way under exposed hence the 1/250 shutter, so is it normal to have the camera tell you your under un be known to it you flash is going to cover the lighting side of the equation?