Night Scene - 2nd Curtain - 580EXII 7D - 17-55mm

Started Jul 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
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tvstaff Senior Member • Posts: 1,955
Night Scene - 2nd Curtain - 580EXII 7D - 17-55mm

This week I want to work on my Night Scene portrait skills.

I want to perfect using the flash on the 7D as well as the 580EXII all with the 17-55 2.8.

In New York City I have candy store of photo ops with evening skylines as backdrops.

I've not had the results I want switching to 2nd curtain. The backgroud is not exposed the way I want nor the subject.

My Canon G10 has a SCN setting for night portraits that works so well, but I'm having trouble the 7D

The enclosed shot is not very good. Any advice is VERY welcome.

Best regards,


File Name IMG_7964.JPG
Camera Model Canon EOS 7D
Firmware Firmware Version 1.2.5
Shooting Date/Time 7/7/2012 6:42:31 PM
Author To
Owner's Name
Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/8
Av( Aperture Value ) 2.8
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation 0
ISO Speed 800
Auto ISO Speed OFF
Lens EF-S17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM
Focal Length 18.0mm
Image Size 5184x3456
Image Quality Fine
Flash On
Flash Type Built-In Flash
E-TTL II flash metering Evaluative flash metering
Flash Exposure Compensation 0
Shutter curtain sync 2nd-curtain sync
FE lock OFF
White Balance Mode Flash
AF Mode One-Shot AF
AF area select mode Manual selection
Picture Style Faithful
Sharpness 4
Contrast 0
Saturation 1
Color tone 0
Color Space sRGB
Long exposure noise reduction 0:Off
High ISO speed noise reduction 0:Standard
Highlight tone priority 0:Disable
Auto Lighting Optimizer Disable
Peripheral illumination correction Disable
Dust Delete Data No
File Size 6373KB
Drive Mode Single shooting
Live View Shooting ON
Satellite signal status
Geographic coordinate system

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