Advice Needed ~ In This Situation, Flash or No Flash?

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  1. tomazws

    tomazws TPF Noob!

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    Hi! I'm new to photography. I have a questions for y'all professionals!

    I was at a low light restaurant, and I took some pics with flash (which made my life easier with shorter shutter), and took some pics without flash.

    I'm a noob, so I'm still using the stock built-in flash. If you were me, how would you adjust the lighting?

    With Flash:
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    Without Flash:
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    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. JerryPH

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    Depends on the scenario. Me, if the ceiling were white and normal height or I had the room to use off camera flash, yes, I would have used it.

    If not, I would have adjusted composure compensation +1/3 EV, increased ISO and shot in RAW (your pics have the white balance off from the yellow lighting), used spot focus and fixed point metering and shot without flash.
     
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    Depends on the use of the photos-- if I were just taking pictures of my friends I would just open my aperture up and shoot ambient, but if it were something where I needed to get everyone in sharp focus, etc then I would use a bounce flash or off camera flash like Jerry suggested.
     
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    Awesome! Thank you for your help! I will keep trying keep practicing according to what you suggested!
     
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    Well, you have to be a bit more specific. Shot #1 is centered and facing the camera, so you could do either or, + or - 1/3 composure compensation. Shot #2 though is definitely facing to the left in the image, thus you would need a -1/3 composure compensation to get him into the right side of the image (move the framing to the left) giving him space on the left to be looking towards....:lmao:
     
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    The photography must give the colour directly with the fact most example this case if I take photographs under the tungsten light , will give color picture keep yellow .So, I alway use slow sync flash because of I want a color directly with the fact and cleary background and true color of main subject.

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