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  • Martin McGing
    Participant
    October 15, 2019 at 8:19 am #20186

    Pickering War WeekendJust returned from a very enjoyable weekend in North Yorkshire taking pictures at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and Pickering War Weekend.  The crowds and re-enactors were impressive particularly at Pickering and the other stations (Goathland & Grosmont) were also very busy.  For this image I had my camera in manual mode, 1/125, f3.2, ISO 1000, 70mm focal length, hot shoe mounted flash with Canon bounce adapter set to ETTL.  I decided upon those settings because, 1/125 (at my age) should avoid camera shake, f3.2 for bokeh and ISO 1000 to give me the background exposure I wanted (-2 stops), ETTL so the flash exposed for the subject.  Am I pleased with the result, yes, could I have done better of course.

    • Pete Robinson
      Keymaster
      Posts: 1045
      October 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm #20189

      Thanks for posting this Martin and it’s very interesting to hear your technique and reasons for using it. That technique enables to take control of your shutter speed and aperture while the exposure of the lady is calculated by the flashguns ettl system. It’s worked very well looking at this. Wallace told me about using manual settings, but with auto ISO a while ago and I’ve been using it ever since and it’s improved my hit rate. I’ve been recommending it everyone ever since.

      I like the gentle lighting on the lady’s face. It isn’t over lit that can happen with a flash. Her expression is pleasant  and welcoming and her earings catch the light. That might be criticised by some??

    • KEN LAST
      Participant
      Posts: 358
      October 15, 2019 at 8:54 pm #20190

      Would anyone agree with me, photo quality can diminish on this forum site .The Flicker version shows this brilliant bit of photography at its vary best. No comparison between the two.

    • Pete Robinson
      Keymaster
      Posts: 1045
      October 15, 2019 at 10:00 pm #20191

      I wonder if they are different versions has the background is brighter than the one on the website.