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Would flash have helped?

 
bennyG19
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Jul 10, 2012 18:32 |  #1

I took photos of a baptism at church this Sunday, see here:
http://www.valleyforge​youth.com …/08/baptisms-new-members/ (external link)

Would my on camera flash on my T2i or a 270 flash have helped (especially the individual head shots, they seem dark to me)? Would I need a bigger flash to achieve a better look? All photos were with T2i, Sigma 17-50 2.8, no flash.

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Jul 10, 2012 23:31 |  #2

Yes flash would have helped by quite a lot. You could have dropped to 1-2 stops below ambient, gotten properly exposed faces, overpowered the ambient for easier color balancing, and still maintained a somewhat flash free look.


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Jul 11, 2012 02:56 |  #3
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Fill in flash to get rid of the shadows on their faces




  
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Jul 11, 2012 02:59 |  #4

A little fill flash would help (if it was off camera), but these could easily be improved and give the same affect as fill flash using LR or PS.


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Jul 11, 2012 03:00 as a reply to  @ RichSoansPhotos's post |  #5

Yes, flash would help by filling in the shadows on their faces.

A hotshoe flash would be prefered over the onboard unit as the onboard is prone to redeye.


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Jul 11, 2012 06:36 |  #6

Moose408 wrote in post #14700536 (external link)
A little fill flash would help (if it was off camera), but these could easily be improved and give the same affect as fill flash using LR or PS.

Thanks! I went to Picasa and added fill light and then re-uploaded the photos. I need to download LR and learn how to use it!


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Jul 11, 2012 07:50 |  #7

I think they look better. yes, learning Lightroom is good, yes, and learning to use flash, yes!!


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Jul 11, 2012 08:50 |  #8

Direct sun is usually not a good option.




  
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Jul 11, 2012 12:56 |  #9

bennyG19 wrote in post #14700882 (external link)
Thanks! I went to Picasa and added fill light and then re-uploaded the photos. I need to download LR and learn how to use it!

BTW Lightroom offers a free 30-day trial.


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