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Hey guys, quick question. I've got a job shooting halloween pictures in a night club, any suggestions on getting a good, sharp picture? I don't think there's going to be enough light for the auto focus to work.
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Well,...then you will have to manual focus the shots then... Use the fastest lens you can... like a 50mm f1.4,... 24mm f1.4..35mm f1.4.. etc,....and hold still...if you can't use flash.. If you can use flash,... set it to "second curtain sync" if your flash allows that type of setting.. shoot at 1600 iso,..use manual flash and exposure settings,... shoot at 1/15th, @ f2.8,...and on a backet... Then be sure to have your flash "diffused", or "bounce" your light off the white ceiling(important that it is fairly low and pretty close to white)..or rubber band a white card on the end of your flash to bounce back flash onto your subject..so that it doesn't dump too much juice on everyone.. Try out a couple of test shots to see if you "have it down"...and make your adjustments from there...
Second Curtain Sync allows for the subject to move a little prior to the flash going off, which is a very short and powerful durration of light that is also 5500K,... not 2800K which might be what your ambient light is giving you..(red as hell)......so you get a mix light, unless you gell the flash to match the ambient light, and then shoot on a specific WB on your camera..but then you lose much of the "night-life" look to your photos.. everything is gay looking daylight ballanced..
See if you can "perfect" this before you go out and shoot for someone, where it matters.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]