a good example of when I shouldn't have used F/1.4
otherwise, possibly my favorite pic yet. I had plenty of light and set at ISO 1600, I think I shot this on Av mode and it was at 1/1000 or so shutter speed............... *face palm*
Nachoooooooooooooo!!!! by hyo : foto, on Flickr
I was shooting at ISO 1600 and Aperture priority at 1.4 or 1.8 or so and my shutter speed was something like 1/1000............ :-/ Live and learn I guess. The whole night I was shooting with similar settings and I was getting this ugly darker banding in some of my shots.....was this due to the fluorescent lights and too high of a shutter speed?
I was asked to shoot this event at my church (unpaid), and I happily did it and the post processing---but I could have saved myself a lot of time if I didn't get like 3-4 different exposures in my shots including a small number with a dark band. :-/ I kept switching from center average, dot, and evaluative metering, trying to get it right. It was a fun, learning experience.
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com/photos/hyogen82/8131030921/
IMG_8650 by hyo : foto, on Flickr
looks like I got away with it this time
I made some strides forward in bulk processing skills learned and saved myself a bunch of time. I shot maybe 600 shots and ended up processing a total of 260 or so. If I counted the number of individual photos that I adjusted and pasted settings to similarly exposed photos--it was probably around 25...could have been much less had I stuck to one metering method and didn't get this banding (out of the 260 I processed, they accounted for maybe 5%).