7D w/580 exII - 17-55 2.8 Need advice for Holloween Party

Started Oct 27, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: 7D w/580 exII - 17-55 2.8 Need advice for Holloween Party
In reply to tvstaff, Oct 27, 2012

Camera in manual:

  • If you want some background to show: 1/30 or 1/40 @ ISO 400
  • If you want a black background: 1/250 @ ISO 100
  • If only one person f/4 or f/5.6
  • If a group f/8 or f/11

The flash ETTL:

  • On camera bounced: +1/3 or +2/3 depending on the color of the bouncing wall/ceiling
  • Off camera bounced: +1 depending on the color of the bouncing wall/ceiling
  • Off camera direct: 0

2 or 3 fully charged set of batteries for the flash.

My basic starting point is camera on manual f/4, 1/40 and ISO 400 with the flash doing all the smart eTTL with a zero setting.

The reference book is Syl Arena's: http://www.amazon.com/Speedliters-Handbook-Learning-Craft-Speedlites/dp/032171105X/

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