08-13-2008, 02:54 PM
Hey, thanks a lot Geoff. I'm still learning and right now I guess a lot. I think the key to understanding though is that there are two exposures, the flash exposure and the ambient light exposure. The flash exposure is made up of the ISO, aperture and flash power. The ambient light exposure is made up of ISO, shutter speed and aperture. So to change the background light only, then alter the shutter speed. To change the subject light only, change the flash power.
Originally Posted by Geoff Chandler
I could tell you but I wouldn't want you to get all pissy if it's the wrong brand
08-14-2008, 01:09 AM
Hey that makes a lot of sense! - my OM2 FSLR used to just sort it all out for me with it's dedicated flash gun. But with my D80 I do notice if I get the light balanced without flash first at a similar or identical flash shutter speed then I get better results - but it's fiddly. Plus I can't get to grips with the flash sinc speeds - but that's another long story never mind
Originally Posted by TheWengler
Geoff Chandler. UK/England/Surrey
NIKON D90 / D80. Nikon 16 - 85 VR, Tamron 28-200,
Sigma 70-300APO, Tokina 100 AT-X Pro D.
SB600 flash. Panasonic DMC-TZ25
08-16-2008, 05:26 AM
A couple images from me.........hope you like them.
#1. Portrait Painter, Hong Kong.
#2. Fisherman, Hong Kong.
#3. Fortune Teller, Temple Street, HK.
08-16-2008, 08:45 AM
One of a series for an actress's port.
Shot in Richmond VA
08-16-2008, 01:37 PM
Visited a local racing event today, the weather was pretty bad but the athmosphere was good. While passing different pitstops i came across this one.
08-17-2008, 04:44 PM
I really like the environment you included in that shot. If I had seen it, I probably would have zoomed in on the kid, maybe tried to get some of the car in the shot but I would have kept the men on the ground out of the shot. But then I see shots like this ... having them in there really adds to the depth of the picture and the "feel" of what the scene was really like. Great work.
Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm, Nikkor 50mm 1.8, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, Tokina 12-24
08-17-2008, 05:59 PM
Really like #1. Portrait Painter, Hong Kong!
08-17-2008, 10:24 PM
Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
(formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
08-19-2008, 01:59 AM
Thanks Jim! Appreciate your comment.
Originally Posted by jetrim
08-19-2008, 02:03 AM
Hello Special, Nice series you have here, I especially like the last shot..........Priceless!!