How many of you guys use flash for your street photos? For those of you who use manual flash settings, how do you guys go about finding the right exposure before photographing? Here’s some of my examples.
use a lot of flash, mostly just TTL settings, and camera settings depend on the mood I want to set. If I go for a dark mood I expose for no ambient light, so a low ISO, high F stop and fast shutter speed, settings depend on lighting conditions. So for example F11 on ISO 200 and a shutter speed of higher than 1/500 on a sunny day.
Example with the Ricoh GR on F16 and automatic shutter speed selection, I used snap focus here:
If it’s nighttime I mostly just go for 1/40th on F8 and ISO 1600, just to get some light from the streets
And if I go for a more evenly lit picture, just follow the metering on the camera, TTL flash will balance the flash, here on the Nikon D700:
Ive done it only once so far..recently, at night. I felt excited and jittery afterwards because the idea has always scared me to do it. I got a couple of ok pictures and a couple more that i thought would look good do not imo, I think im trying it again soon especially as its winter and a days shooting ends in darkness while im still in the city.