I have an engagement shoot this Saturday (Manila time) and I need help from you guys. I do not have much equipments compared to some of you so your advices and sample photos (if you dont mind) would be of great help...
My gadgets are:
24-105 lens; 70-300 non L
430 EXII (will be mounted in 50cm X 70cm softbox)
A pair of trigger and receiver
A couple of HOYA ND filter (ND8 and ND64)
Now here is the catch, ITS MY 1ST TIME TO SHOOT OFF CAMERA FLASH. I did some practice outdoors and I cant get what I see on some threads using single flash... also watched some youtube videos but I still cant get it (purely human error).
According to some videos I watched, get the exposure you want for the background first and expose the subject through lighting. There is also another video I watched which said that you can control the background exposure through the shutter speed and it will not affect the subject. Are these true? I tried both of them and I can say that the first mentioned is a bit easy compared to the second statement I stated, the subject is getting dark too when I increase the shutter speed. I know there is something Im doing wrong and I cant figure it out.
I am thanking you in advance.
EDIT: By the way, the location will be at the beach and we will be there from sunrise to sunset. thanks.