alexdesign wrote in post #16108422
wouldn't dragging the shutter result in blurry images? And higher ISO would add lots of grain to images ?
Also most images were shot with 800 iso which was high as is and when we switched to 1200 and 1600 it created some grain photos.
That also would require to stop shooting and sit around in different corners of the room and play with settings. we arrived an hour earlier before an event but maybe should've arrived like 2 hours earlier to set up the camera...
I typically shoot at 1/30 - 1/60 in really dim venues like that when I use bounce flash.
No, it won't cause it to blur under low light since the flash will freeze the action. Typically your flash duration will be at least 1/700 sec if not faster, so it will be as if you are using a shutter speed at that setting.
Regarding the noise you would achieve at higher ISO - well, that's a characteristic unfortunately of that model camera. Many of us will be at ISO 1600 or above so its a different set of circumstances.
Why would you have to stop in different areas of the room and play with your settings? Once you understand the basic concept of manual camera settings in this type of situation it only takes a second to make those changes. If your exposure is a little bit off you immediately see the result and adjust accordingly. It's really not very difficult and I have no doubt that with a little bit of practice you can master it quite well .