Best way for setting the right light setting

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  1. swat9uk

    swat9uk TPF Noob!

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    what is the best way or quickest way to get the right settings on any light or dim day apart from using A+ setting would it be a light meter? or does everyone tend to fire of about 20 shots first prior to taking there true shots


     
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    What camera are you using?
     
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    hi there im using a eos 100D
    ive got a ef610 dg st flashgun attached while playing around with iso i can get good shots depending on the light, but i find have to pick a spot, fire half a dozen shots adjusting ready for the proper shot, seems daft sometimes shots will be over exposed or under and finding that right balance is hard with flashgun attached i shoot in Manual mode or Tv most of the time,
    i guess you could cheat and use A+ setting but that kind of takes the fun out of what you want to achieve,
    most of the time i like to do close up portraits , KMH also said it has a built in light meter? what did get me thinking as why i still have to mess with it, i reckon im doing something wrong,
     
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    Try this:

    Strobist: Lighting 101
     

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