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    Help with flash gels...

    Hello - Flash gels are something new for me but I've realized their benefit and need some insight from more experienced users. I do not use flash for every shot....I use a reflector when I can but there are often times I can't reflect light and need the speed light for fill. I shoot raw and use...
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    Night Portrait camera settings ??

    Hello - My daughter recently had her homecoming and all of the kids were outside and it got dark really quick...very little ambient light. Obviously these were informal portraits so I just had my camera (Nikon d50 with Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens) and speedlight (Nikon sb700). As it was getting...
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    Inconsistent Focus - Why?

    Hello - I have been practicing outdoor portraits and some of my shots have been great, but others are not as sharply focused as I would like. I have an entry level dslr Nikon D50 and yesterday used the Nikon 50mm f/1.8. I have been shooting in either aperture priority or manual and have...
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    Speedlight help ??

    Thanks to all who can help. I've been posting a lot of questions lately. I am planning on taking some photos at our summer camp and have a tricky situation. I have attached a preliminary photo of the scene I want with boats on both sides. Note, the water in front of the subject...I really...
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    Exposure and metering ?? Now I'm becoming obsessed :)

    I've been posting quite a bit here lately with lots of questions. I am a hobbyist and have taken thousands of pics of my kids playing sports but now they're older and I'm getting more interested in more planned photos and portraits. My daughter just had her senior pictures taken and now I want...
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    In Camera Flash and Aperture question....

    Hello - I am a hobbyist photographer. Have been using my DSLR Nikon D50 for several years now and used it mostly for photos of my kids and sports....but I found out I really love the intricacies of photography. My question is....I usually try not to use flash at all but when I do I only...
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