Recommendation on flash usage

Started May 17, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Recommendation on flash usage
May 17, 2007

I'll be taking some pics for a work function and I'm wondering exactly what settings you guys recommend. I'll be using a D50, 18-200 VR, and an SB-800. It's a good size room with about 10 ft ceilings. I usually bounce SB-800 off the ceiling with the diffuser on for pictures around my house and they turn out well.

My question is if I bounce the flash off the ceiling, how far out can the subject be and still be lighted OK? Should I bounce at all? If so should I use the diffuser? Should I just use the flash straight on, and if so with or without the diffuser?

I'm also thinking I'll use an F stop of about 8 and ISO 400? Any recommendations? Thanks for your comments.

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