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Bonnie Beaver♥ 3 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18325 posts
Apr 1st '13

Oh and Mae. You need a nifty fifty so you can lower the f/stop and therefore have better indoor pictures. :lol:

deleteddddddddddddddddddd njknjk, wv, United States 10703 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:" Oh and Mae. You need a nifty fifty so you can lower the f/stop and therefore have better indoor pictures. :lol:"


I agree! The 50 is such a huge difference & you will LOVE it.

Bonnie Beaver♥ 3 kids; North Pole, Alaska 18325 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting Baboon-Loon:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Legendary Bonnie Beaver:</b>" Oh and Mae. You need a nifty fifty ... [snip!] ... better indoor pictures. :lol:"</blockquote> I have one. My husband broke it :cry: No, really. I cried. It won't focus"


They're so easily broken. :x

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting ~Manda Panda +3 ~:" Been super busy round these parts. Questions what settings are ideal for indoor with crappy lighting ... [snip!] ... and no external flash :( I know I'll shoot RAW so I can try and fix exposure issues. But any suggestions would be good. Thanks!"


In my house, I usually set the shutter speed way low... like 10-15. Then the aperture I put at it's lowest (which is usually 5.6 for me). Then I change the ISO to 800-1600 (depending on how bad the lighting really is...) and play with the white balance until it looks good lol

SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
Apr 1st '13

Be really careful with high ISO, ladies. The higher the ISO, the more grain in photos. Enlarging them will be difficult. Most Nikon begin high noise at 400 ISO. You can touch up the photos, but better to be SOOC. Ensure you're using the histogram to ensure even exposure and watch you "ticks" on the exposure scale in your view finder to judge settings.

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting I♥AnnaBanana:" Be really careful with high ISO, ladies. The higher the ISO, the more grain in photos. Enlarging them ... [snip!] ... using the histogram to ensure even exposure and watch you "ticks" on the exposure scale in your view finder to judge settings."


When I'm using my external flash on my camera, it doesn't seem to register it in my settings... the tick marks look like they do when I'm not using the flash. I don't get it?

SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
Apr 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:</b>" When I'm using my external flash on my camera, it doesn't seem to register it in my settings... the tick marks look like they do when I'm not using the flash. I don't get it?"</blockquote>




Are you using TTL?

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting I♥AnnaBanana:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:</b>" When I'm using my external flash ... [snip!] ... the tick marks look like they do when I'm not using the flash. I don't get it?"</blockquote> Are you using TTL?"


Uhhhhh... I'm a total noob so I don't know what TTL stands for... lol

SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
Apr 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:</b>" Uhhhhh... I'm a total noob so I don't know what TTL stands for... lol"</blockquote>




It's a setting on the external flash that reads the settings between it and your camera. :) There usually is an A, M, Strobe and TTL setting. That would be the first thing to check, to ensure the TTL is set in your external flash. :)

★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9737 posts
Apr 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:</b>" Uhhhhh... I'm a total noob so I don't know what TTL stands for... lol"</blockquote>




It's like an auto flash. It reads from the camera how bright to flash and what your camera settings are. Not all speedlites have a TTL on them though. It means through the lens.

Kim ♥ 2247517922 2 kids; Colorado Springs, CO, United States 26777 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting I♥AnnaBanana:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:</b>" Uhhhhh... I'm a total noob so ... [snip!] ... is an A, M, Strobe and TTL setting. That would be the first thing to check, to ensure the TTL is set in your external flash. :)"


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SeeYouLater! Due February 13 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; None, WA, United States 6621 posts
Apr 1st '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:</b>" "</blockquote>




I can't quite zoom in to see the settings but you may not have the TTL settings. Personally, I recommended an external flash with those settings. However, I know external flashes aren't exactly cheap. If the flash and camera/lens aren't "talking", I am unsure if you can change the "ticks", etc. Does anyone have an external that can in here?

★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9737 posts
Apr 1st '13
Quoting Kim ♥ 2247517922:" "


I can't tell from the picture but that doesn't look like it has a TTL setting. It looks like it just turns on and off with no manual settings or anything. But I can't tell very well from the picture.



For a cheap one the yongnuo speedlites are really good. I usually don't recommend buying off brand but I read a ton of good reviews about these and I got one and it works better than the Nikon flash I have at work IMO

Matthew&Beverly 3 kids; lake city, FL, United States 3353 posts
Apr 3rd '13

So I'm super excited because I'm going to take my parents pictures today. My parents haven't had their pictures done in forever, like when I was 13 years old..
(:

★Mommarazzi★ 1 child; Arkansas 9737 posts
Apr 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Miss Beautiful0812:</b>" So I'm super excited because I'm going to take my parents pictures today. My parents haven't had their pictures done in forever, like when I was 13 years old.. (:"</blockquote>




Yay :)



Good luck!