Forced to use tav for studio portrait


McBrian

Link Posted 07/07/2019 - 15:43
There should be no difference in what you see through the view finder and what is displayed on the rear screen in live view in any any shooting mode, if the scence is dark it will be dark in the VF - and LV.

You need modeling lights

if your strobes don't have modelling lights put the room lights on, they will not registar in the shot as the strobes output will nullify any 60watt bulb, shoot in M mode at your chosen ISO/Aperture/shutter speed, my prefered studio shooting settings are 100/f8- f11/200 (and I lock them).
Cheers
Brian.
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Last Edited by McBrian on 07/07/2019 - 15:52

sebas77

Link Posted 07/07/2019 - 15:54
Macbrian modelling lights won't ever been as strong as the flash light, something that is exposed for flash will be always pitch dark. After all the all point is to nullify ambient light.
Last Edited by sebas77 on 07/07/2019 - 15:55

stub

Link Posted 07/07/2019 - 17:34
Dont use Live view get a flash meter, Set the lights correctly without guessing....!!
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sebas77

Link Posted 07/07/2019 - 17:59
I have a cheap one. It may work but makes things a bit more cumbersome, I'll try to use it more often though.

pschlute

Link Posted 07/07/2019 - 18:22
There is no substitute for using a flash meter, and getting your start-up illumination correct. It will not change after that. You can then concentrate on getting the shots you want without worrying about exposure.
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JAK

Link Posted 07/07/2019 - 18:57
sebas77 wrote:
It's better to make a mistake at iso 100 than iso 200. If I have to recover two stops, wouldn't be the noise equivalent of iso 400 vs iso 800? I may be wrong on this, just intuition

I don't believe there is much difference in the dynamic range at 100 compared to 200 if this table from AP is to be believed.


https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/reviews/dslrs/pentax-k-1-review/8

It would suggest that the sensor's native ISO is closer to 200 with 100 being a software tweak.
Would you really notice that extra 0.2 EV in a real world photograph?
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 07/07/2019 - 19:06

McBrian

Link Posted 07/07/2019 - 21:08
sebas77 wrote:
Macbrian modelling lights won't ever been as strong as the flash light, something that is exposed for flash will be always pitch dark. After all the all point is to nullify ambient light.

That's part of what modelling lights are for, to light a dark scene prior to taking the shot (also to visulise the scene lighting) with no influence on the exposure.
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.
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