Low light Christmas photos settings

Started Dec 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Muresan Bogdan
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Re: Low light Christmas photos settings
In reply to peter doncaster, Dec 30, 2013

Another thing you can try is use some kind of diffuser on your flash, like the Garry Fong sphere. It helps bounce the flash and put some dirrect flash on your subject. Just know that you should dial +1/1/5 compansation on your flash when you bounce/use diffusers.

Another thing that can usually fool your camera TTL system ( and autoexposure) is cabdles, flashing lights ( like the ones in the Christmas tree or at a party). This makes the lighting of the scene change a lot and it confuses the camera. To avoid this you should use Spot metering that will always expose correctly where your focus point is.

Sometimes it is not the auto exposure that is unreliable, the way we understand and use it is wrong

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