Friday, March 23, 2007

FEC with the 5D, ETTL-2 and off camera bounced flash.

So there had been some more water under the bridge since my last post on flash technique. I am still shooting event candids with the ST-E2 on camera and using a variety of techniques to bounce the flash. This shot was taken with the flash sitting on a table behind me pointed at a white ceiling. I mentioned in that prior post that I was typically seeing around a stop of underexposure. Over a number of shoots that has proven to be consistent enough that I now use +1 FEC as my default starting point and work from there. Its annoying because for some pictures with lots of white +2 FEC (the limit on the 5D) is not enough and I have to live with an underexposed shot.

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