No longer a newbie, moving up!
- Oct 27, 2008
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I just don't get it.
How is it you are shooting at 1/15, ISO 800 and aperture of f5.6, and you're using flash and you're STILL not getting enough light?
The manual says that the SB600 fires "imperceptible pre-flashes" to determine the power output required, but I think the Quantarays fired with the main flash.
One thing I have no idea about is flash sync.. I'll have to go searching for a blurb about that in layman's terms.. I did notice that when I have my flash turned on in Manual mode and scroll the wheel, I can select red-eye correction or "rear." What does Rear do?
So, since I seem to have white balance issues constantly, is it a photographic crime to use Auto White Balance while in Manual?
Well firstly, shooting for faster shutter speeds will give more favor to the clean white light of your flash.
Secondly, shooting in RAW mode will give you the flexibility to fix white balance more easily in your computer and also compensate for shortcomings in exposure. Doing this with a JPEG ends up losing tonal range (something you can ill afford in digital), whereas with RAW you get to preserve the quality of the image while adjusting the exposure and white balance.
These look pretty good! What ISO were you using for this latest set? If you're still on ISO 800, I'd work towards getting down to ISO 100 or 200 tops. That might mean opening aperture up a bit or jacking up the flashes some.