Here is one of my friends Saint Bernard. (I think it is a mix )
iso 400, f/5.6 and s1/25
Last edited by sparkie1263; 11-28-2008 at 12:54 PM.
Good tips on the 50mm inside use Don, can't wait to see how it works Frank, Don a few more questions, for the tungsten light source remove the shade of the lamp for the bare bulb light? to harsh? Any EV comp. when adjusting the WB or better to leave it alone and just tweak the WB? SSS off because of the long shutter and tripod correct. center weighted metering or does it really matter?
Thanks as always
Sony A700_____________Minolta AF 50mm. F/1.7
Minolta AF 70-210mm F/3.5-4.5 Tamron AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR DiII LD Asp. [IF]
Tamron SP AF 70-200mm. F/2.8 DI LD [IF] Macro
Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di LD Macro 1:2
Tokina AF 28-70mm F/3.5-4.5
Tokina AF AT-X 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6
Worked on the image again as per Stef from Dynax. How does this look.
Shooting "Tungsten" portraits
Too harsh? Well, that depends on the light splash you get into the camera. The camera does not always react the way our eyes do and you also have a lens shield to block side-lighting effects, so you need to evaluate TTL (through the lens). The more light you have, the better.
Originally Posted by seanhoxx
EV comp adjusts your manual settings by adding time or aperture to your shot, automatically. If you are shooting (M)anual, EV comp seems to be a redundant process. You can get the same effect by making your own adjustments to your manual settings. Use EV comp with AUTO!
Absolutely right on the SSS ... leave it off if you are on the tripod. It avoids a feedback issue that might arise from a lack of input to the SSS system, when it is stable. SSS loves to compensate ... all of the time.
With portraiture, metering should be on the subject, unless the background is important to the shot. It is much better to do studio shots with a light meter, if at all possible. Your background lighting should be an f-stop darker than your subject.
Last edited by DonSchap; 11-28-2008 at 06:06 PM.
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