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  1. #11
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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    OK, trying to narrow this down.
    I just took some shots of a softbox standing still and making sure I did not hit anything but the shutter. I waited ten seconds between shots and had the flash sound turned on (annoying) to let me know the flash was ready each shot. I would feel the shots should be pretty much the same but the same thing is happening.

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/emnx5zjn4...S3NnjuXka?dl=0

    So, in Faststone image viewer, it shows the 'Exposure Bias' from 0.0 to -1.67 EV. What could be causing this change?


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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    You have Bracketing turned ON... Turn it OFF
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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    You have Bracketing turned ON... Turn it OFF
    That definitely sounds like it is his problem. Good call! The images in this last batch definitely look like bracketed images.
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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    You have Bracketing turned ON... Turn it OFF
    Beat me to it, Fred. In looking at how the EC is being applied from shot to shot in that last sequence, I'd say that has to be the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    You have Bracketing turned ON... Turn it OFF
    Thanks!!
    That fixed it. I never heard of bracketing so I looked it up and could not find how to turn it off until I looked in the Nikon manual.
    I thought I might have a defective camera.

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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lautermilch View Post
    Thanks!!
    That fixed it. I never heard of bracketing so I looked it up and could not find how to turn it off until I looked in the Nikon manual.
    I thought I might have a defective camera.
    Glad Fred's info resolved your problem! Bracketing is helpful when shooting a scene with a high dynamic range. It allows the photographer to take several images at different exposures and merge them into one. So one image will capture details in the highlights, another will capture details in the shadows, and another will be shot at its normal exposure. Bracketing can be set to take a series of 3, 5, or more images in a sequence.

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  7. #17
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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    My experience with flash is that I get best results with all manual and nothing auto. For event work I do use TTL but I will be in M with auto-ISO off. And for portraits I would go all manual. It's a chore to walk back and forth from camera to flash 1 to flash 2 to flash 3 to get your ratios right but (1) there are some remotes that let you adjust power from the camera and (2) that's what the shot takes sometimes, fiddling around until you get what you want.
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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    First thing to check is which mode are you using? If you are shooting in auto mode, a lot of options will not be available to you. One more thing to consider is to make certain that you wait for the flash to completely recharge between shots. Sometimes one can get carried away and the flash will flash, but could be less than fully charged.

    You would also make sure that you are not using spot metering when you just want to fill in with the flash, otherwise the exposure will vary quite a bit depending on what the meter is measuring on.
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  9. #19
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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcel View Post
    First thing to check is which mode are you using? If you are shooting in auto mode, a lot of options will not be available to you. One more thing to consider is to make certain that you wait for the flash to completely recharge between shots. Sometimes one can get carried away and the flash will flash, but could be less than fully charged.

    You would also make sure that you are not using spot metering when you just want to fill in with the flash, otherwise the exposure will vary quite a bit depending on what the meter is measuring on.
    Normally I shoot in shutter priority as the newbie models have a hard time standing still. Pro models can pose and hold it so I can do a few different apatures.

    I will check the metering mode as well today and appreciate that advice.

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    Re: Recommendation for D7000/ Yongnuo YN-565EX ETTL Settings for Models?

    You are making the camera do too much of the deciding. Turn off EVERYTHING and with flash shoot manual exposure. Itis much easier and more consistent. Auto ISO---off
    Bracketing --off
    Aperture priority --off
    Shutter priority --off
    Easy compensation--off

    Manual exposure triad....aperture, shutter and ISO all need to be set for the specific feature that control. There would be reasons to set the shutter very slow, moderate or fast when using flash based on desired results
    DOF is an important concept that your intended results would be impacted by. Outdoors with a busy background, a shallow Depth of Field to allow the subject to pop out of a blurry background calls for a lage aperture. A longer Depth of Field is best when the entire target subject is to be sharp like in a studio where you have multiple light sources and controlled background means stopped down. Weaker lenses often perform very well at f/5.6 or f/8
    ISO is a consideration in noise tolerance and light contribution from flash.
    Set those parameters based on condtions and intent of the shot. After that, let the flash make up the difference.
    The balance between ambient and flash really changes the image and is a creative tool. If you want the background to be close to the exposure of the subject, make all your exposure adjustments to expose the background as you prefer and let the flash take care of exposure of the subject. The background will not be influenced as much by the flash but the subject exposure will be determine almost entirely by the flash due to the vast difference in exposure duration between ambient and the very short flash pulse.
    All this sounds confusing at first but once you get the hang of manual exposure you will see why almost all serious flash or strobe photography is done in manual mode. It is also faster.
    I shot 435 frames last night, all flash, and no exposure problems or missed focus in a highly variable lighting environment of a dance club for the owners who wanted promo shots for their nightly music programs. Between fob machines, laser sweeps and wild mixes of color temperature and light intensity. Every shot worked, all manual and no hassle or wasted time.
    It is not hard or time consuming, it takes less time than constantly dialing in different ratios of light.





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