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What Settings should I use?

 
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Nov 29, 2010 19:41 |  #16

Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 6.3
ISO Speed 400

What do you think

Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/20
Av( Aperture Value ) 4.0
ISO Speed 800 or a little higher


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Nov 29, 2010 19:42 |  #17

themadman wrote in post #11366518 (external link)
If the OP is using continuous (which may be the case) forget the on-board flash, get a tripod and do some longer exposures if your model can stay still.

Otherwise, I would invest in some flashes and umbrellas/softboxes.

Or if he is using strobes, get the camera off "Auto"


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Feb 11, 2012 22:24 |  #18

I'm sorry but what are you doing trying to shoot models with the green box? Learn your camera inside-out and lighting first. Once you have that down, I'd suggest Elinchrom Dlite4 kit.


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Feb 12, 2012 01:36 |  #19

SuperHuman21 wrote in post #13871496 (external link)
I'm sorry but what are you doing trying to shoot models with the green box? Learn your camera inside-out and lighting first. Once you have that down, I'd suggest Elinchrom Dlite4 kit.

i agree with SuperHuman21. It seems like you're new to photography and would suggest you learn about photography first and then start shooting models and such.


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Feb 12, 2012 14:25 |  #20

XFaega wrote in post #11366545 (external link)
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/200
Av( Aperture Value ) 6.3
ISO Speed 400

What do you think

Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/20
Av( Aperture Value ) 4.0
ISO Speed 800 or a little higher

Are you recommending trying the second set of settings?? Do you think the OP photos is about 5 stops under exposed?




  
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Feb 12, 2012 15:27 |  #21

shuttereye wrote in post #13874233 (external link)
Are you recommending trying the second set of settings?? Do you think the OP photos is about 5 stops under exposed?

Dialing in random numbers might be just as useful.....might get lucky. The OP's original problems were due to not understanding the cameras metering for the particular subject and white background he was trying to shoot. The lighting he used was adequate for illumination, although the EXIF shows that possibly the onboard flash fired and may be evident from the shadow on the models left side. Not sure if he was attempting to trigger the studio strobes with onboard flash(?) The aperture of f/6.3 should have given sufficient DOF so the model was overall in focus, even though multiple AF points were used, rather than a single AF point on the subject. Camera was set in an Auto exposure mode...ain't gonna work well with studio strobes unless really lucky.
Hopefully the OP has gotten better and learned how to use the gear he has. The original post is over a year old and the OP hasn't been back for quite a while..


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Feb 14, 2012 16:58 |  #22

The first thing you need to do is turn off the on camera flash (unless you are going to use a flash bracket, bad shadows). Second, For portraits it will be very hard to get well balanced lighting without a soft box unless you are using more than one light and have reflectors. third, try to shoot at 50mm or larger for portraits, you will get much less distortion and the portraits will be much more appealing. Fourth, shoot RAW and change your sharpness to 5-7 you can always "soften" the photo afterwards but getting it sharper from the start is a must. Lastly (for now) focus on the eyes, this will mean using a creative mode so you can select which focus point to use.


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Feb 14, 2012 19:24 |  #23

Recent posters, have you noticed that this thread was first started in November 2010?




  
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Feb 14, 2012 19:30 |  #24

John from PA wrote in post #13898909 (external link)
Recent posters, have you noticed that this thread was first started in November 2010?

Folks are are just checkin' that the OP got this all figured out :mrgreen:
You would hope so by now wouldn't you.......


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Feb 14, 2012 19:38 as a reply to  @ Mark_48's post |  #25

I think he moved on. His last activity here was a year ago. But I still soaked up this thread.


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Feb 14, 2012 23:16 |  #26

John from PA wrote in post #13898909 (external link)
Recent posters, have you noticed that this thread was first started in November 2010?

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Feb 15, 2012 00:28 |  #27

John from PA wrote in post #13898909 (external link)
Recent posters, have you noticed that this thread was first started in November 2010?

Nope. I can get ahead of myself when it's late and my brain's fried. Oh well. Didn't hurt to ask. :cool:


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