Ok..just thought i'd post some of the party pics up from my 40th last night.
I took very few of these photos..in fact, almost none. I set my camera up for what I wanted then handed off to a mate. I had to do a bit of cropping, but overall i think they are nice captures.
Camera set to Manual. F6.3 and 1/20s. External Flash set to TTL -0.7EV. Pointed straight up and using a demb flip it to redirect some light forward. ISO200
This is the kind of look I have been trying to get and now think i've found the right combination. Would appreciate your thoughts on this.
Essentially I want to show some detail in the background, but not too much. I want it to be obvious that the venue is dark, but without having that typicall stark P&S look to it. I've tried a few settings, and think that 1/20 with -0.7 ev on TTL flash works.
Anyway..here are the pics
1. My wife knows me well.
2. Some uni buddies
3. Hmm..getting messy by this stage
4. Me, the Mrs, and my mate the photographer (i have no idea who took this photo)