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Aug 28, 2011 06:42 |  #1

Hi there,

Have been playing around with my speedlite a bit recently and took it to a party lastnight. Im trying to improve my photography so any comments regarding composition, settings, PP etc are most welcome...

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Aug 28, 2011 06:52 |  #2

Welcome to POTN - Now may I suggest that you select one or two of your pictures and post them in the thread. By doing so, you'll very likely receive more helpful critique.

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Aug 28, 2011 11:55 as a reply to  @ Woodworker's post |  #3

Sure, how about this one?

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Aug 28, 2011 12:15 |  #4

skin tones are red watch your WB if you use a stoffen and bounce off the ceiling or use that little white card sliddy or bounce card and point it at a 45 you can fill the mid tones better and help with the back ground light


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Aug 29, 2011 05:00 as a reply to  @ Bryan Grant Photography's post |  #5

Thanks for the input, used a stofen with a full CTO gel which was I was trying to point at 45 degrees with my left hand. When you say watch the WB do you mean it is too warm which is why the skin tones are red?




  
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Aug 29, 2011 09:32 |  #6

the skin is way too red/magenta. and you can keep te flash on camera no need to and hold


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Aug 29, 2011 09:55 |  #7

Hi, I have taken lots of pics like this with my old 400D. I use manual mode and start with ISO 400, AV 5.6, and 1/80th TV. Thats my start off point, i adjust as needed. I bounce the flash of the ceiling or use a gary fong diffuser if no ceiling. I adjust the ISO to 800 or even 1600 to bring in the ambient light. I like to play with the flash to either + or - depending on scene. Your last pic was fine people wise but needed some ambient light. Oh yeah I also shoot 2nd curtain synch too and in RAW. Thats in your custom menu. Hope that helps :) If you can stretch to a 50mm 1.8 Prime, thats great too for party pics:)


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Aug 29, 2011 13:24 as a reply to  @ Bangtwister's post |  #8

Thanks, pretty much the same settings I was using, 2nd curtain flash, RAW, stofen omnibounce diffuser as the ceiling was very high. Any recommendations on correcting the skintones, just adjusting the WB in lightroom?




  
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Aug 29, 2011 20:40 |  #9

turn your photo editing on


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Aug 29, 2011 22:08 |  #10

There is no question the TTL flash made these photos look nice because the people are properly exposed for most part and they are bright and crisp. I checked out your flickr feed. And you were trying the right stuff! Great job! I would say next if buy a 6 ft coiled TTL cable and mount it on a monopod for a few shots. Also slower shutter for 2nd curtain and rotate your camera for some more fun! Its not the greatest shot but this guy loved it!

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Sep 04, 2011 09:00 as a reply to  @ phazelag's post |  #11

Cool, thanks for the feedback, will definitely try capture a bit more motion next time.




  
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Sep 04, 2011 21:07 |  #12

Hey, I tend to have a red face like that after a few beers and dancing!


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