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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Hot Shoe Tips! - Part I

Some valuable tips I acquired while reading my two new books...they are not in any order of importance or priority.
  • Have your SB-900 Dome Diffuser on all the time unless you are long-lensing your subject
  • Shoot at Aperture priority mode to dictate your DOF
  • 3D Matrix Metering II is the way to go under normal circumstances
  • Shoot at ISO 200 and RAW whenever possible
  • Bracket when its an important shot
  • Shoot rear curtain flash sync for shutter speed 1/30 second or slower
  • Engage manual flash mode (disable i-TTL) if you want max 1/1 flash output on your shoot
  • Shutter-dragging while in flash photography gives you more ambient/background details.