I was asked to photograph a charity event at T.G.I. Fridays where the bartenders flair (do tricks with bottles while they create drinks.) Luckily, it wasn't a paying job...I date a bartender there so I did it as a favor to him and he did it as a favor to me to help me get started with promoting corporate events for myself. Anyways, this all started at about 7pm-ish. Shades were open so I had a mixture of natural light and artificial light from the lights around the bar...I must have changed the settings a million times trying to eliminate this problem but this is what kept happening until the sun went down and i could turn my flash on and not have to worry about their faces being blown out. The whole beginning of it was a disaster and I just hope someone can tell me what I was doing wrong!