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Old Jan 24, 2012, 4:30 PM   #1
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Default Flash Intensity and Black Dog

Currently have two mini-poodles staying with us -- from the Guide Dogs program -- and the black female is a challenge. First shot at "normal" exposure, indirect flash, EV-0.3. She disappears. Second shot bumped the Flash Intensity Control to EV+2.6 and her personality appears. Third shot tried to gather the gang in a lighter background area, but the apricot pup does not understand the concept of posing for a photo so a somewhat hurried snap. Same setting as the second shot and yes the pup is a bit hot but not overly exposed.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 5:04 PM   #2
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Well, the standard looks to have the concept down pretty pat; looks like maybe a treat in the offing.
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Old Jan 24, 2012, 9:00 PM   #3
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Black subjects just soak up the light, but a flash powerful enough shouldn't have a problem with it. Built-in units are a little dinky, especially when bounced where they lose even more juice.

This is Gabby, my girlfriend's youngest, taken with my E-P3, the 20/1.7 Panasonic and using the Olympus FL50R flash fitted with a bounce attachment made by Demb for better quality lighting vs. direct flash. Used in TTL mode, the FL50 and FL50R units just get it right most of the time without any extra work.

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