Lens Diaries Go Now
Glamour, Beauty, Nude, Models, Photographers

*    |  Register  


 
Go Back   Garage Glamour™ > Garage Glamour™ Main Forums > Tech Talk Forum
 

Tech Talk Forum Photography & Technical Related Only!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 11:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
Amateur
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member GG#: 46960
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 60
Comments: 0

Qikshots is offline IP: 4.88.20.9
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Camera-Nikon D70(got it a month ago),Flash-JTL 3 strobe,Hotshoe mounted adapter w/ flash cord/I am haveing a hard time getting good shots useing my flash lights, I find the shots are better when I set it to 3200,or 6400,but they are NOT good shots,I need to find a way to cut down on the wasted shots, I was considering getting a Polaris Flash meter,any suggestions,and oh yes,Im not looking to pay $500.00 for a meter,and I might add that these lights worked great with my Minolta 7Hi's,Im just haveing a hard time finding the right settings for the D70.
[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Thanks,
Joe Merritt
Chesapeake,Va.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Qikshots Visit Qikshots's homepage! Find More Posts by Qikshots
 
Re: POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 11:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
StuHaluski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Member GG#: 36068
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 350
Comments: 1

StuHaluski is offline IP: 24.92.150.46
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

What is your sync speed set to? And what hotshoe adaptor are you using?

I have a D-100 and I use the Nikon AS-15 hotshoe adaptor and have no problems syncing flash and I sync at 1/160 sec or below and use 200ASA.

Hope this helps.

  View Public Profile Send a private message to StuHaluski Visit StuHaluski's homepage! Find More Posts by StuHaluski
 
Re: POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 12:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
Amateur
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member GG#: 46960
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 60
Comments: 0

Qikshots is offline IP: 4.152.210.22
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

well, to be honest, (insert dumb chuckle HERE),I dont know what model adapter it is,just that it fires the flash,as I said ,.I just got this D70,I know it will take practice,just looking to cut the wasted time time down,time is in short supply here.Ill just keep playing with the setting I guess...
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Qikshots Visit Qikshots's homepage! Find More Posts by Qikshots
 
Re: POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 12:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
JohnPaul
Guest
 
Member GG#:
Posts: n/a
Comments:

IP: 66.94.222.202
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

[ QUOTE ]
Camera-Nikon D70(got it a month ago),Flash-JTL 3 strobe,Hotshoe mounted adapter w/ flash cord/I am haveing a hard time getting good shots useing my flash lights, I find the shots are better when I set it to 3200,or 6400,but they are NOT good shots,I need to find a way to cut down on the wasted shots, I was considering getting a Polaris Flash meter,any suggestions,and oh yes,Im not looking to pay $500.00 for a meter,and I might add that these lights worked great with my Minolta 7Hi's,Im just haveing a hard time finding the right settings for the D70.
[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
Thanks,
Joe Merritt
Chesapeake,Va.

[/ QUOTE ]

Wow,.... when I saw the subject line, I was thinking it must be a Canon.. Go figure.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

But,...apparently the Nikon flash isn't soooo ooooo ooooo perfect after all eh? LOL

Simple solution,.. shoot in manual mode, watch your subject distance....that may take a little getting used to, but it is the most consistant way to shoot with on camera flash (or off camera)...that I have found regardless of which camera system you have..

Have fun learning.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

JP
 
 
Re: POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 01:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Member GG#: 36657
Posts: 403
Comments: 0

That_Look_Photography is offline IP: 68.200.100.150
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

So how are you setting you flash output with no meter ?

Mike
  View Public Profile Send a private message to That_Look_Photography Visit That_Look_Photography's homepage! Find More Posts by That_Look_Photography
 
Re: POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 01:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
Lifetime Photographer

 
n5wd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Member GG#: 37369
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Posts: 637
Comments: 0

n5wd is offline IP: 68.116.146.246
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

Didja hear the one about the patient of the doctor that bumped into the sawbones at the grocery store?

Patient: Hey, doc! Whadya think I should do about this new pain I got? I got fever, chills, and some new shoes last month, but I'm heading off to vacation
next week and don't have time to make an appointment with you in the office!

Doc: Kinda hard to tell you what's wrong when I don't have a chance to examine you and run some tests.


Do ya think ya could point us to at least one example of your poor flash shot so we could have an idea of what you're talking about?

If not.. make sure (a) you're setting your camera to MANUAL, not automatic-anything (b) shutter speed to about 1/125 or so (to make sure your camera is slow enough to synch with the strobes), and adjust your aperture (start out at ISO 200 or so before jacking it up to 3200 or 6400) until you get a well exposed image (do you know how to read the histogram on the D70??).

A flash meter is definitely valuable when you're using studio strobes that don't meter through the iTTL system of the D70 - $250-300 (depending on where you buy it) or so should get you a perfectly good Sekonic L-358 flash meter. There are flash meters that are more expensive out there - there are flash meters that are less expensive. There aren't any meters out there that are more recommended by many of us.

So, Joe.. help us help you out, here, ok?

Wayne


Just some eye candy, because it's appropriate for this thread....



  View Public Profile Send a private message to n5wd Visit n5wd's homepage! Find More Posts by n5wd
 
Re: POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 01:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
Amateur
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member GG#: 46960
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 60
Comments: 0

Qikshots is offline IP: 4.152.240.128
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

now THATS the kinda shot i wanna get all the time,I love the skin tones in that one,and the hair just looks so damn natural,love it,and of course shes FIRST rate...........k, gotta run,when I get back Ill take a few shots and post them.
Joe Merritt
Chesapeake,Va.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Qikshots Visit Qikshots's homepage! Find More Posts by Qikshots
 
Re: POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 01:34 PM   #8 (permalink)
Amateur
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member GG#: 46960
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 60
Comments: 0

Qikshots is offline IP: 4.152.240.128
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

actaully,Im not,Im just pluggin in the pc cord and takeing a BUNCH of shots and hope that I get a few that are saveable,which as you can tell,well, I dont wanna say,but Ill get it, I just have to get more familiar with this new toy.
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Qikshots Visit Qikshots's homepage! Find More Posts by Qikshots
 
Re: POOR flash shots
Old 11-20-2005, 01:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
Evangelical Ne'er-do-well

 
ChipBulgin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Member GG#: 42306
Location: Severna Park, MD
Posts: 485
Comments: 0
Send a message via Yahoo to ChipBulgin

ChipBulgin is offline IP: 68.49.128.240
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

[ QUOTE ]

Wow,.... when I saw the subject line, I was thinking it must be a Canon.. Go figure.. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

But,...apparently the Nikon flash isn't soooo ooooo ooooo perfect after all eh? LOL


[/ QUOTE ]

He's not shooting TTL. He's using 3 JTL strobes and triggering them with a hot-shoe to PC-cord adapter. Also, he doesn't seem to be using a meter. I don't think the Nikon flash has anything to do with it.

-Chip
  View Public Profile Send a private message to ChipBulgin Find More Posts by ChipBulgin
 
NO meter,YET that is.....
Old 11-20-2005, 01:35 PM   #10 (permalink)
Amateur
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member GG#: 46960
Location: Chesapeake
Posts: 60
Comments: 0

Qikshots is offline IP: 4.152.240.128
 
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiFurl this Post!
Reply With Quote

talk about bare bones....
  View Public Profile Send a private message to Qikshots Visit Qikshots's homepage! Find More Posts by Qikshots
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beauty&Glamour shots of Nicole TJPhotoGuy Main Community Forum 0 08-21-2006 09:22 AM
Critique New shots windham Photo Reviews & Critiques Only 2 02-02-2005 05:17 PM
5000+ shots; should I clean it? Soujrnr Tech Talk Forum 9 01-07-2005 08:22 PM

Sponsors


New To Site? Need Help? Photographer & Model Links
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:54 PM.

© 1999-2014 Garage Glamour™




Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93