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Lisa Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2004
 

Help with available light and flash


I have two sessions next week..both outdoors with large families, 5 people possibly 6. Ok, here is my frustration. Do I choose a faster shutter speed to make sure no shake hence blur? Or do I worry more about aperture to make sure all is in focus? Also, do I meter for shadows or highlights? When metering with a hand held and you want to use fill flash, do I put the hand held meter on a specific setting? I am feeling nervous and wonder if anyone would help. There are kids and so I won't always be able to use a tripod...help.


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11/19/2005 7:28:59 AM

 
Lisa Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2004
  Did anyone have any thoughts? Someone mentioned setting at f/8 or f/11, but don't know how to incorprate that into the other problems....


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11/20/2005 6:51:24 AM

 
Jason M. Sipe
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/18/2005
  Quick question: Why not use a tripod? I'd use one.


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11/21/2005 8:12:40 AM

 
Lisa Carpenter
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/8/2004
  I am certainly not opposed to one, just that sometimes with little ones, it is nice to have the freedom..


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11/21/2005 8:48:05 AM

 
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