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Fill in flash

10 Feb 2013 5:02PM
Apologies as this has probably been asked a million times before.
What setting should I use on my camera (Canon 60D and 40D) to photograph a wedding (outdoor shots) using an exterior flash (430EXii) for fill in.
Thanks in advance.

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nevtrev 5 14
10 Feb 2013 7:05PM
shoot in manual as AV can be unpredictable - TV a little better but cant beat manual.
Lowest ISO and shutter speed up to sync speed probably 1/200 or 1/250 sec - depends what your shooting but say F4 if just the couple.
Speedlite on and dial down -1 -2 -3
I always enable high speed sync just incase I go over sync speed but flash power greatly reduced.
puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2013 9:17AM
I have watched a few videos from Sekonic and would highly recommend you watch them as you will learn a lot. Hope it helps.
25 Feb 2013 10:42PM
Thank you both for the replies guys. Much appreciated.
RavenTepes 8 226 United States
2 Mar 2013 8:13AM
A diffuser would be a blessing, in the right circumstances. Just my two cents...
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 9:15AM

Quote: What setting should I use on my camera (Canon 60D and 40D) to photograph a wedding (outdoor shots) using an exterior flash (430EXii) for fill in

If you just taking a few extra shots to the main photographer, then its fine to experiment on their big day, but if your the main photographer then that would be a scary question.
If you know your way around manual including the flash then good, otherwise adjusting shutter, aperture and flash power will be very hard and you may be better off just dialing in exposure and flash compensation from the auto settings. You must get out their and practice - bad wedding photos can ruin friendships, you might even want to check out insurance.
9 Mar 2013 6:30PM
Thanks again. I normally use manual but never seem to be happy with the amount of compensation. I always feel its either too much or too little. Perhaps I'm being too critical

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